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Dayton Fire: Arson suspect uses road flare to spark fire at local food market

Dayton Fire: Arson suspect uses road flare to spark fire at local food market (Courtesy: Dayton Fire Department)

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – The Dayton Fire Department is investigating an arson case where they said a suspect used a road flare to spark a fire at a local food market.

Bryan Adams with the department said that a suspect was caught on camera opening a door to the basement of the U.S. International Foods Market, dumping in an unidentified type of accelerant and then lighting a flare to spark a fire.

No one was hurt in the blaze, but fire officials said there was substantial damage done to the business. That included a loss to the groceries that were inside and some smoke damage to the upper floors, but the building was determined not to be a total loss.

Adams said the suspect was wearing a plaid winter jacket and a beanie with a pom-pom on top at the time of the incident. If you recognize him, you’re asked to call Crime Stoppers at 222-STOP or Dayton Police at 333-COPS.

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