$15,000 reward offered for information in wildfire arson cases

Published 4:12 pm Friday, September 22, 2023

Investigators with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s Forestry Enforcement Division have determined that many of the large wildfires burning throughout Louisiana in recent weeks are the result of arson. LDAF investigators, Louisiana State Fire Marshal deputies, and various parish sheriff’s office detectives continue to actively investigate the matter. 

Investigators urge anyone with information in the Tiger Island, La. 113 and Lions Camp Road fires to call the LDAF 24-hour hotline at 1-855-452-5323 or the LFA at 318-443-2558. Callers may remain anonymous. 

The Louisiana Forestry Association is a statewide, private, non-profit association made up of landowners, foresters, employees of forest products industries, wood suppliers, and loggers who advocate for the sustainable growing, harvesting, and manufacturing of Louisiana’s forests and for the people whose livelihoods depend on these forest resources. 

It’s critical that everyone continue to abide by the burn ban. For more information on the bans, visit https://www.ldaf.state.la.us/news/reminder-burn-ban-remains-in-effect/