Posted: Aug 20, 2013 5:51 AM by KATC/CS
Lafayette firefighters responded to a commercial fire early Tuesday morning. Just before 3:30 am, the Murphy Oil Gas Station located on the 1200 block of NW Evangeline Thruway, had heavy smoke coming from the interior of the store. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire. The interior of the store sustained moderate fire and smoke damage. The store was closed at the time of the incident.
Investigators concluded the fire was intentionally set after being burglarized. The suspects of the arson are unknown at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact Lafayette Fire Department or Crime Stoppers.