Deadly Jonesville Fire Ruled Arson - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Deadly Jonesville Fire Ruled Arson

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JONESVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – State Fire Marshal investigators have determined yesterday's deadly fire that claimed the life of Kevin Wiley, 36, was intentionally set.

Late last night, Fire Marshal investigators arrested two Jonesville men for their involvement in the Pecan Street fire that claimed Wiley's life, according to the Office of Louisiana State Fire Marshal.

Both men have been charged with one count each of Second Degree Murder and Aggravated Arson.

LASMF reported Conner Thomas and Trey Seward, both 17 years of age, were arrested without incident and booked into Catahoula Parish Jail where they are being held without bond.

On Feb. 7, 2014, State Fire Marshal investigators were called upon to investigate a deadly blaze that claimed the life of a Jonesville resident earlier today.

Jonesville firefighters were dispatched to a residential fire at 1005 Pecan Street at approximately 4:00am, after a neighbor reported seeing the fire.

First arriving firefighters found the mobile home venting heavy smoke and flames. After the fire was brought under control, firefighters located the body of Wiley.

Investigators determined that the fire originated in the area of the living room. The home was determined to have been without electrical power at the time of the fire and was not equipped with working smoke alarms.

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