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Teens start fire at MN Walmart store

Tue 1-7-2020

HUTCHINSON, Minn. (AP) — Officials say two 13-year-old boys are suspected of setting a fire at a Walmart store in Hutchinson that caused an estimated $1 million to $2 million in damage.

Hutchinson Police Chief Tom Gifferson says detectives used the store's surveillance video to identify the boys. The fire about 3 p.m. Sunday broke out in the men's clothing section.

Gifferson says the store's sprinkler system activated, but a small fire that was still burning was extinguished by firefighters.

The store was evacuated and there were no reports of injuries. It remained closed Monday.