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Trailer Park Fire "A Relationship in Flames"

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SWARTZ, La (KNOE 8 News) - It was a hot scene between a Monroe couple as drama started to unfold, the house they were living in took the heat.

The tenant's daughter says the house was a gift from her dad the couple didn't appreciate.

"His friend was having a hard time, he got kicked out the place he was living in, so my dad rented the trailer out to him and he let some other friend stay some months with him" said Dakota Thomas.

Things went down hill, Thomas says Joshua Bailey and Tammy Walker got into a fight Thursday night.

Park residents allegedly overheard Bailey say he would burn the trailer down, they say it was a shock when they woke and saw Bailey wasn't joking.

"I was coming home from my grandmother and a lady out there, her name is Ms. Diane, she started screaming, she was like you need to get everybody, get your mommy, get your grandmother, the trailer is on fire" said Thomas.

Ouachita Parish Shierff deputies arrested Bailey on arson charges.

Bailey claims the fire started in the kitchen when he was cooking bacon, but when firefighters investigated, no sign of burnt could be found.

Walker was arrested on prior warrants when she returned to the burning trailer, she told police she was leaving Bailey.

"They were going pack up all the stuff, pack up all the stuff, get your purse, get the dog, we didn't think nothing of it, we were just like oh she's moving out because they just had a fight" said Thomas.

Dakota says her dad lost personal items in the fire that can never be replaced.

"there is nothing for it, it's already burnt up, there is no fixing that" said Thomas.






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