Fire investigated as possible arson case

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 3, 2001

VIDALIA, La. – A fire that caused minor damage to a vacant house on Louisiana 131 south of Vidalia Wednesday night is being investigated as a possible arson case.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office was scheduled to investigate at the scene Thursday.

&uot;Someone set papers on fire on the second floor, but no one was home and it didn’t cause much damage,&uot;&160;said Chief Nolen Cothren of Concordia Fire District No. 2.

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Someone who was considering buying the house saw smoke and called the department in time to contain the small blaze, Cothren said.