LIVINGSTON — Authorities arrested two volunteer firefighters and another man in connection with 11 deliberately set fires, State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said Friday.
All three men had a connection with Livingston Parish Volunteer Fire Department 6 in Livingston at some time and apparently wanted the thrill of fighting fires, Browning said.
The alleged arson incidents included fires that damaged unoccupied structures, dumpsters and a backhoe, Browning said.
He said his office worked with the Livingston Police Department in arresting Adam Church, 17, on 11 counts of simple arson; Colin Davis, 18, on four counts of simple arson; and Thomas Golder, 18, on two counts of simple arson.
Davis and Thomas were volunteers and Adam Church had been associated with the Fire Department through its junior firefighter program, Fire Chief Kirby Duffy said.