Fire at Tacoma, Wash., pet store was arson

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Associated Press

Posted on March 2, 2013 at 10:33 PM

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Investigators say fire that broke out in a Tacoma pet store filled with people and animals was arson.

Tacoma Fire spokesman Joe Meineke says the fire started Thursday evening in some pet supplies in the retail section of a PetSmart store.

Everyone in the store, including a number of animals, made it out safely.

Damage was estimated at $35,000.

Tacoma police will investigate further.

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