Deadly Fire Ruled As Case Of Arson

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A woman is dead after a fire that investigators are now saying was no accident.

The fire that killed Amanda Korkosz over the weekend in Baton Rouge on Henagen Ave is being classified as a case of arson.

A man identified as her boyfriend is in custody. Police say a witness says he heard Edward Allen say he was going to set Korkosz' house on fire the day before the fire started.

WBRZ News 2 reports that Allen was charged with communicating of false information of planned arson:

According to arrest records, a witness stated that on Thursday, May 25, she heard and saw Allen say that he was going to set his girlfriend's house on fire if she "put him out again."

The witness then said on the morning of Friday, May 26, she saw Allen walking fast and heard him say that his girlfriend punched him and put him out, according to arrest records.

Later that morning, the Baton Rouge Fire Department was dispatched to Henagen Ave. for a reported house fire.

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