Fire at Walmart on South Main Street in High Point was intentionally set


Fire in Walmart on South Main Street in High Point on Jan. 28, 2019. (Jennifer Leigh Simmons)

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — Multiple engines were dispatched to a fire at a Walmart in High Point Monday afternoon.

According to the fire department, the engines were dispatched at about 1:45 p.m. to 2628 S. Main St.

Customers were told to evacuate.

A customer told FOX8 the fire started in the men’s department. A witness said flames were up to the ceiling in the men’s department.

Firefighters have the fire out at this time and are working to clear smoke from the building.

The fire was intentionally set, according to High Point Fire Department Chief Tim Wright. Police have someone in custody.

The identity of the suspect has not been released.

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