Woman arrested for allegedly setting fire to a car wash

Woman arrested for allegedly setting fire to a car wash
Circle K car wash fire

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A woman has been arrested after investigators say she intentionally set fire to a convenience store car wash.

According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, Brandy Vinning lit a fire at the Circle K on Florida Street near Acadian Thruway just after 7 p.m. on Monday, March 30.

Officials said firefighters were actually able to see the smoke from the fire before they left the station. The crew was able to quickly put out the fire but it had already destroyed the car wash.

Brandy Vinning was arrested for allegedly setting fire to a car wash at Circle K.
Brandy Vinning was arrested for allegedly setting fire to a car wash at Circle K. (Source: EBRSO)

The car wash was not attached to the convenience store and the main building had no damage, according to BRFD.

A spokesperson for BRFD says the fire caused $500,000 in damage.

Vinning was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

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