Police investigate Super Dollar fire - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Police investigate Super Dollar fire

A 6-year old child is accused of setting fire to a clothes rack inside a Valdosta business.

The clothes were ignited inside the Super Dollar store and nearly $2,000 worth of merchandise was damaged.

Police say this pile of clothes was set on fire at the Super Dollar Store on South Patterson Street Tuesday night.

"That fire was spreading fast," said employee Michella Robinson.

Police say a child did it. Witnesses told investigators they saw the little boy grab an orange lighter off the check out counter and then set fire to a clothes rack in the women's section.

 "It was just a child that was being mischievous and the parent just wasn't watching," said Robinson.

Thankfully another customer walked in saw the smoke and immediately grabbed an extinguisher to put it out.

"We appreciate the customer for the action they took," said Sharon Dallas Smith, the Super Dollar store manager.

More than 60 dresses and skirts were set a blaze. The store manager says the value of the clothing is around $1,900.

While they did lose some merchandise, both Robinson and Smith say the fire could've been a whole lot worse.

The child hasn't been charged.


Copyright 2011 WALB.  All rights reserved.  

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Infant immunization week warns parents against deadly diseases

    Infant immunization week warns parents against deadly diseases

    Monday, April 23 2018 8:45 AM EDT2018-04-23 12:45:04 GMT
    Baby gets vaccinated to protect against various diseases (Source: WALB)Baby gets vaccinated to protect against various diseases (Source: WALB)
    Baby gets vaccinated to protect against various diseases (Source: WALB)Baby gets vaccinated to protect against various diseases (Source: WALB)

    Every new mother wants her newborn baby to be healthy. Health departments across Southwest Georgia are urging parents to make sure they get their babies immunized.

    More >>

    Every new mother wants her newborn baby to be healthy. Health departments across Southwest Georgia are urging parents to make sure they get their babies immunized.

    More >>
  • Gas prices continue to rise

    Gas prices continue to rise

    Monday, April 23 2018 7:51 AM EDT2018-04-23 11:51:31 GMT
    Gas prices (Source:WALB)Gas prices (Source:WALB)
    Gas prices (Source:WALB)Gas prices (Source:WALB)

    The price at the pump continues to rise.  Gas prices have jumped nine cents in the last week.  

    More >>

    The price at the pump continues to rise.  Gas prices have jumped nine cents in the last week.  

    More >>
  • Commissioner Jon Howard on East Albany's ongoing clean-up effort

    Commissioner Jon Howard on East Albany's ongoing clean-up effort

    Monday, April 23 2018 12:12 AM EDT2018-04-23 04:12:51 GMT
    Owens was one of the six streets which got cleaned for the clean-up day. (Source: WALB)Owens was one of the six streets which got cleaned for the clean-up day. (Source: WALB)

    A number of streets in Albany are much more appealing to the eye... thanks to 'Stash the Trash' volunteers who helped clean the city over the past few days.  Commissioner Jon Howard joined 'Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful' to help clean-up sites on seven blocks in East Albany. 

    More >>

    A number of streets in Albany are much more appealing to the eye... thanks to 'Stash the Trash' volunteers who helped clean the city over the past few days.  Commissioner Jon Howard joined 'Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful' to help clean-up sites on seven blocks in East Albany. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly