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Denham Springs man accused of setting sister’s trailer on fire, trying to keep firefighter from putting it out

Hershel Kysar Jr. | Photo Source: Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal

LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (WAFB) - A Denham Springs man has been arrested after reportedly setting his sister’s trailer on fire, then trying to keep a firefighter from putting it out, according to the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal.

Officials said that Hershel Kysar Jr., 39, was booked into jail Sunday, June 9 on charges of simple arson and obstructing a firefighter.

On Saturday, June 8, firefighters with the Livingston Fire District #4 responded to a trailer on fire in the 21000 block of Vincent Acres Circle. Investigators with LAOSFM were called out to the scene and determined it was set purposefully.

Investigators also discovered Kysar tried to prevent at least one firefighter from putting the fire out, saying “let it burn.” While on the scene, Kysar reportedly told officials with LAOSFM he’d set the trailer on fire while burning a trash pile nearby because he wanted to get rid of it.

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