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Feb 22, 2011 7:34 PM by Greg Boyce

Teen arrested in WalMart fire

Colorado Springs Fire Department says more than 40 fire fighters responded to a call yesterday afternoon the WalMart at 5550 Woodmen Road.

The fire was classified as arson. Surveillance cameras did catch video of one suspect. He was arrested. Police have identified him as a 15-year-old male. He's charged with two felony arson counts. He is being held at a juvenile detention facility.

The fire burned in the garden area of the store and was contained by a couple of fire suppression sprinklers that activated.  The store was evacuated by WalMart employees, though police were called to keep people from entering the store.

There was no structural damage, but WalMart employees continue to estimate damage to merchandise.

 

 

 

 

 

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