(HOUSTON, TX)– A Houston shopping store, is now a crime scene, after a investigators determine an Tuesday afternoon fire…was no accident.
Houston Fire arson investigators say a blaze that broke out inside Northwest Mall this afternoon, was intentionally set. The fire happened at Palais Royal around 1:30.
I overheard investigators saying the area where the fire started was doused with some type of igniter to fuel the fire. Smoke from the fire filled the rest of the mall, forcing shoppers and workers to evacuate. A woman was taken to the hospital with minor smoke inhalation.
Houston District Fire Chief Wallace Page says the fire appeared to be suspicious.
Investigators are inside combing through surveillance cameras to learn more about who set the blaze inside the store.