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Halloween shop fire being investigated as arson
Halloween shop fire being investigated as arson

A Halloween store in Charles County was intentionally set on fire early Monday, state officials said. A passerby called 911 shortly after 12 a.m. Monday after they saw smoke coming from the Spirit Halloween store on Crain Highway in Waldorf, the Office of the State Fire Marshal said. Investigators say the business next to the Spirit Halloween store, Fred's Sporting Store, was intentionally burned after a burglary on October 13. In Monday's blaze, investigators said a K-9 team was able to determine an accelerant was used near the front doors. Investigators found no evidence of theft. No one was injured in the fire. Nearly 40 firefighters responded and extinguished the fire...