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Police Look for Arsonist After Fire Starts in Walmart Aisle

ATHENS, OH-- A fire inside an Ohio Walmart is being investigated as arson by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

According to the Athens Messenger, the blaze caused the store to close early Tuesday morning. An employee tried to put it out with a fire extinguisher and there were no injuries reported. Athens County Sheriff said the fire was started using “an accelerant” in the paper towel section of the store. The Messenger was unable to confirm those statements with Athens police.  They said they have a picture of the suspect, pulled from Walmart surveillance video.
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