According to LaFayette police lead detective Stacey Meeks, the ATF has been working with LaFayette police since October on the cases. The investigations also include the state fire marshals office.
“Due to the sheer number of arson cases per capita within the state, we have adopted a certain protocol anytime we have a fire of suspicious nature,” Meeks said. “Every time LaFayette receives suspicious fires, this protocol goes into effect.”
Meeks said the joint investigation between the three agencies will continue until the city can resolve the issue of the rash of arson fires.