Fire set at Walmart in Houma

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Posted: Dec 3, 2012 3:41 PM
Updated: Dec 3, 2012 3:41 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: houma, walmart, store, evacuated, fire, chemical

HOUMA - A Walmart store was evacuated Sunday after a man ignited a chemical fire, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office said.

WDSU reports there were no injuries.

Investigators said the incident began about 4 p.m. when deputies found a container on fire with thick smoke in the air.

The Sheriff's Office said additional testing will be done to determine the nature of the chemicals.

Authorities say they are seeking a suspect about 30 years old in connection with the incident.

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