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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Fire Investigators Seek Info and Identity of Arson Suspect

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO
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.