• Fire intentionally set inside Gastonia Walmart, officials say


    GASTONIA, N.C. - A fire inside a Gastonia Walmart on Monday night was set intentionally, fire officials said.

    Gastonia fire officials said there was a fire around 7:30 p.m. in the housewares section of the store on North Myrtle School Road at West Franklin Boulevard.

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    Officials said the fire was so small they were able to put it out with fire extinguishers.

    The store was evacuated.

    Investigators are working to find the suspect who started the fire.

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