Deadly fire that engulfed Lafayette apartment building ruled as arson, fire officials said

The fire displaced eight families
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Published: Aug. 14, 2022 at 12:42 PM EDT
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LAFAYETTE, Ga. (CBS46) - An apartment fire in Lafayette that killed one woman and displaced at least eight families has been ruled arson by investigators, according to Lafayette police.

Fire crews responded to the fire Saturday at 11:15 p.m. at the Carriage Hill apartment complex.

The complex is located at 1153 Campbell Avenue.

According to fire officials, a woman died in the fire and an elderly man was rescued by firefighters. None of the firemen were injured during the fire, officials say.

Police tell CBS46 29-year-old Shennia Chambers was on scene and confessed to the crime.

No further details have been released about the fire.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office has been contacted about this fire and it is under investigation at this time.