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14-year-old girl arrested in Peachtree City Walmart fire investigation

Peachtree Metropolis police have made an arrest within the four-alarm fireplace that induced large harm to a neighborhood Walmart.

FOX 5 has confirmed {that a} 14-year-old woman has been arrested in reference to the hearth. Investigators haven’t launched the suspect’s identify.

Investigators inform FOX 5’s Doug Evans that they’re nowhere near figuring out a motive for the alleged arson, which began within the paper merchandise aisle of the shop.

The hearth broke out shortly earlier than 7:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24 on the Walmart positioned on 2717 Georgia Freeway 54. One other alert was given to firefighters when the sprinklers went off in an try to start to suppress the blaze.

Firefighters stated the sprinklers had been rapidly overwhelmed.

Credit score: Peachtree Metropolis Police Division and Peachtree Metropolis Hearth Rescue

“A constructing like this has a big fireplace load, fireplace load that means the supplies saved contained in the constructing,” Peachtree Metropolis Hearth Division Assistant Chief Wil Harbin.

Peachtree Metropolis cops had been the primary on the scene. Physique cam video launched on Thursday reveals these officers working by way of the shop to ensure everybody was evacuated.

“Anyone else in right here? All people out!” one officer may very well be heard yelling.

Three of these officers needed to be taken to the hospital after being overcome by smoke.

Firefighters with Peachtree Metropolis, Coweta County, Fayetteville, and Fayette County fireplace departments arrived quickly after to discover a rack of merchandise on a again row of the shop ablaze. The flames at that time had been licking on the roof for a couple of minutes and had begun to make it unstable. 

Firefighters responded to a fireplace on the Walmart in Peachtree Metropolis on August 24, 2022. (Doug Evans / FOX 5)

Departments battled the hearth all through the night time till it was extinguished round 4 a.m. Thursday.

Fortunately, nobody was critically injured.

The shop did endure intensive harm to the inside and roof.  There isn’t a present timeline on when the shop shall be reopened.

Anybody with info, video, or pictures associated to the reason for the hearth is requested to contact Sgt. Brad Milstein at [email protected] You too can submit an nameless tip over the telephone at 770-487-6010 or online.

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