MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
At about 1:23 pm, Saturday. July 25, Firefighters arrived at the Family Dollar store at 9115 Central Avenue in Capitol Heights for a report of a fire inside the store. Witnesses reported a suspect set fire to combustible materials in the store to cover up a theft. The fire was contained by an activated commercial sprinkler in addition to an employee dispensing a fire extinguisher. Fire loss is estimated at $2,500. No injuries were reported.