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Man faces arson charge after neighbor's home catches fire

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Michael Blanchard Sr. (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office) Michael Blanchard Sr. (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office)
CENTERVILLE, LA (WAFB) -

A man accused of setting a neighbor's home on fire was arrested on an arson charge Tuesday morning.

Michael Blanchard Sr., 45, of Centerville, was booked on a charge of simple arson.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office reported a 911 call about a house fire sent deputies to a home on Palmer Lane, where they found a home engulfed in flames.

According to reports, witnesses told investigators the fire may have been intentionally set.

Deputies said their investigation revealed Blanchard had threatened the homeowner the day before the fire. They added evidence linking Blanchard to the fire was found.

The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal continues to investigate.

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