- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A $4,000 reward is available for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for setting 86 suspected arsons that occurred between Aug. 30 and Oct. 21 of this year.

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office and the sheriff’s offices in Bienville and Jackson parishes are investigating the fires that investigators say began in the Castor community in Bienville Parish and progressed east through the Liberty Hill area and east to North Hodge in Jackson Parish.

A department news release Monday said almost all the fires occurred on properties owned by timber company Weyerhaeuser Industries.

The Louisiana Forestry Association and Weyerhaeuser have put up the reward money.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the agriculture department at 225-925-4500 or 855-452-5323.

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