SFM asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects in the Covington Walmart blaze.


The State Fire Marshal’s Office is asking for your help in identifying two suspects in connection to a fire inside the Covington Walmart Sunday night. State Fire Marshal Office spokesperson Ashley Rodrigue said investigators have determined the blaze was intentionally set.

“That fire consumed an aisle of products in the automotive section, and though there were more than 200 customers inside at the time, fortunately, an evacuation occurred without incident, and no one was injured,” said Rodrigue.

Rodrigue said one male has brown hair, the other with dirty blonde hair, and both have the same unidentified logo on the front of their t-shirts.

“And these suspects were seen leaving the store’s parking lot in what appears to be a dark-colored, small model SUV and they were headed north on Highway 190 in Covington,” said Rodrigue.

Rodrigue said the incident is considered aggravated arson.

“This is not a game, and this is serious. People could have been injured they could have died.  This was a big fire, it grew pretty extensively, and it has caused a lot of damage,” said Rodrigue.

If you have any information about the suspects or can identify them, contact the SFM Arson Hotline 1-844-954-1221 or on their website at lasfm.org.

Due to the extensive damage, the store could be closed for several weeks.

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