Bayou Pigeon man faces aggravated arson charge after setting home on fire with family inside

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Danny Landry, Jr. (Courtesy of State Fire Marshal)

IBERVILLE PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – State Fire Marshal deputies arrested a Bayou Pigeon man after setting fire to his home while his family remained inside.

On July 10, the Bayou Sorrel Fire Department and Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office were called to a residential fire on the 64000 block of L&L Road.

Once investigators determined that the fire was intentional, authorities started speaking to witnesses in the home. Investigators said the fire was set after an argument between 36-year-old Danny Landry, Jr. and his wife when she told him he had to find a new place to live.

One of Landry’s sons told authorities that his father started the fire after stating, “If I can’t live here, no one can.”

Authorities on the scene concluded that the fire started on a mattress. The fire was promptly put out by Landry’s other son, investigators said. No injuries were reported.

Further investigation by investigators found that Landry told staff at a local convenience store of his plans to set his home on fire. Reports said he later returned to the store to tell the staff what he had done before leaving for a family camp in Morgan City.

Landry was arrested by State Fire Marshal deputies and booked into the Iberville Parish Jail. He faces one count of aggravated arson.

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