Man charged with arson following apartment fire

Man charged with arson following apartment fire

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A man is behind bars after allegedly setting his apartment on fire on Thursday morning.

According to Caddo 911 records, the call came in just after 8:15 a.m. at Lakeville Townhomes on Richmond Street.

Vondrick Cawthorne, 41, is charged with arson.

Firefighters say that Cawthorne confessed to starting the fire himself.

Crews were able to get the flames under control in 20 minutes. No one was hurt.

This is one of three house fires in Shreveport that happened in the last two days.

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