Teen intentionally starts Walmart fire, causes $3 million in damages, police say

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Teen Intentionally Starts Walmart Fire And Causes $3 Million In Damages

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The Camp busy tonight assisting Elkin Fire Department on a possible structure fire 🔥. Also assisting were State Road FD, Arlington FD, Elkin Rescue Squad, Surry County EMS and Elkin police department.

Posted by CC Camp Volunteer Fire Department on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

WGHP reports that the fire started just after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, and the Elkin Fire Department answered the call, joined by a number of volunteer departments. Employees inside the store were able to quell the blaze using fire extinguishers.

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The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation reportedly believes that the fire was intentionally set. Investigators reviewed the surveillance footage from the store’s security footage and issued a petition for the teenage suspect.

Officials estimated that the amount of damage was about $3 million.

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