72-year-old man arrested after starting fire inside historic building

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Wilburn McCullom (Courtesy of Morgan City Police)

MORGAN CITY, La. (BRPROUD) – A man was arrested after starting a fire inside a historic building, according to State Fire Marshal officials.

The suspect, 72-year-old Wilburn McCullom, faces one count of aggravated arson after starting a fire in a rental unit above commercial businesses in the historic building.

On July 13, in the early evening, State Fire Marshal deputies were called by the Morgan City Fire Department to investigate the fire’s origin. According to LOSFM, the fire was intentionally started. An investigation by State Fire Marshall deputies determined that McCullom was given an eviction notice and told to move out of the rental unit by the end of the week.

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