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Fire investigators arrest suspected arsonist

Eric Dickerson (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Eric Dickerson (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Fire investigators said a man has been arrested and charged with arson in connection with a house fire early Thursday morning.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported Eric Dickerson, 25, of Baton Rouge, is charged with aggravated arson, terrorizing and violation of a protective order.

Officials said the arrest stems from a house fire on Lorraine Street. Responding firefighters found a small fire at the front door of the home and quickly put it out.

According to BRFD, the three people inside at the time made it out safely without any injuries.

Investigators said they later connected Dickerson to the fire. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on the above charges.

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