The State Fire Marshal has arrested a Richland Parish volunteer firefighter in connection with a mobile home fire that injured his medically
disabled wife. Kenneth Fulford was booked into parish prison on multiple
State Fire Marshal spokesperson Ashley Rodrigue addressed the incident.
“When Mr. Fulford discovered the fire, instead of
assisting his medically disabled wife, he tried to guide her out verbally. She was injured in the fire in her attempt to
escape on her own.”
Fulford was additionally charged with Aggravated Cruelty
“However, in this fire, unfortunately… his wife’s service
dog was also killed, and as the investigation progressed, Fulford confessed to
having set the fire.”
Fulford is also a Richland Parish volunteer fire-fighter
himself. Rodrigue says it’s unfortunate one of their own was charged, but
that’s the way it iss.
“But when a crime is alleged we will investigate it thoroughly…
regardless of who it involved or who is suspected.”
More charges maybe pending.