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Juvenile identified as responsible for fire at Burbank Walmart that caused $9M worth of damage

2 months 1 week 6 days ago Wednesday, March 06 2024 Mar 6, 2024 March 06, 2024 5:15 PM March 06, 2024 in News
Source: WBRZ

UPDATE: A juvenile has been identified as the person responsible for the fire at the Walmart on Burbank Drive.

According to St. George Fire Department spokesperson Meg Kling, the juvenile's family has been talked to, appropriate juvenile judicial systems are at work now to intervene and educate for prevention of future incidents.

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BATON ROUGE - A fire at the Walmart on Burbank Drive was determined to be intentional, leaving the building closed until further notice. 

The St. George Fire Department said crews were called out just before 8 p.m. Sunday after a fire was reported inside the Walmart. When they arrived, the building was already evacuated. No injuries were reported.

Investigators determined the fire was intentionally set. 

Due to extensive damage from sprinklers, smoke, and the flames, the Walmart will be closed indefinitely, the fire department said. Nearby alternatives for groceries include Albertsons or Rouses, both on Bluebonnet Boulevard.

A spokesperson for the fire department said the fire caused an estimated $9 million worth in damage. 

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