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Authorities searching for woman believed to have started the fire inside a Biloxi Walmart

The Biloxi Police Department released descriptions of a woman (left) and a man they think might...
The Biloxi Police Department released descriptions of a woman (left) and a man they think might have been involved in the fire set inside the Biloxi Walmart Supercenter Friday evening.(Biloxi Police Department)(Biloxi Police Department)
Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 10:23 PM CDT
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BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - Another fire was reported inside a Walmart Supercenter Friday night, this time in Biloxi.

According to Biloxi Fire Chief Joe Boney, the fire started inside the Biloxi Walmart on CT Switzer Sr Drive. The fire chief said it was small and the fire was out before firefighters arrived.

Witnesses told police that a woman allegedly set fire to a box of copy paper in the electronics section of the store. She is described as wearing a white hat, dark sweatshirt, dark pants, athletics shoes and a dark face mask when she fled the store on foot.

Police believe when she left the store she left in an unknown vehicle waiting in the area, and she was accompanied by a man wearing a tan hat, dark t-shirt, dark pants and dark shoes.

This is the second fire started inside a Walmart on Friday. The first fire was started inside the Walmart Supercenter in Gulfport on Highway 49 around 3:30 p.m. Gulfport Fire Chief Michael Beyerstedt said someone set two small fires in the store using bedding taken off the shelves, however, employees quickly extinguished the fires.

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