I heard about this from someone today because I missed the local news, so I found this article in the paper. Thankfully, everyone made it out of the store o.k. What blew my mind is the boy's explanation for starting the fire.Â You hear about children playing with matches a lot.Â They teach fire safety at every school I know about as well as parent's teaching it at home.
Fire Guts Dollar General
"Chattanooga fire investigators said late today they are trying to determine what charges will be filed against a 9-year-old boy who confessed to starting a fire that gutted the Dollar General Store in Hixson.
The boy told firefighters that he was mad at his mother, so he walked to the rear of the store and set rolls of bathroom tissue on fire, said Bruce Garner, fire department spokesman."
Chattanooga Times Free Press
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