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Investigators Say Raleigh Wal-Mart Fire Intentionally Set

Posted July 8, 2004 10:29 a.m. EDT

— A Raleigh Wal-Mart store is open for business following a fire early Thursday morning.

Fire crews were called to the store at 6600 Glenwood Ave. around 1:15 a.m. The store, which is open 24 hours-a-day, is located in the Townridge Shopping Center.

Investigators say the fire, which they believe started outside the store and moved into the garden center, was intentionally set.

Damage to the garden center, plus water and smoke damage to other parts of the store, are estimated at $300,000.

The fire is under investigation by the Raleigh fire and police departments and the State Bureau of Investigation.

No one was injured.