KOMO News, Bremerton, WA - Sheriff's deputies have arrested a 15-year-old juvenile in connection with an arson Saturday at a crowded Walmart store near Bremerton, officials said.
The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office says the juvenile was arrested at home after investigators received several tips from the community.
The blaze in the children's clothing section of the store caused an estimated $3 million in damage and endangered more than 300 people who were in the store at the time, sheriff's officials said.
Crews responded to the blaze, in the 6700 block of State Route 303, at about 10:30 a.m. after receiving several calls about clothing on fire inside the store.
The blaze set off the sprinkler system, and employees took quick action to try and limit the spread of the flames. Firefighters also worked to contain the flames to the clothing section before extinguishing the fire.
There were no reports of injuries.
Sheriff's officials say the suspect entered the store wearing dark cothing, changed clothes after the fire and rode away on a bicycle.
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