Wal-Mart Arson: Ark. Woman Confesses to Arts and Crafts Blaze, Say Cops

Amber McGee (Blytheville Police Dept.)
Amber McGee (Blytheville Police Dept.)
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (CBS/AP) Police say they arrested Amber McGee after she confessed to setting a Wal-Mart's arts and crafts section on fire.

The fire in the northeast Arkansas Wal-Mart was set around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, which prompted an evacuation of the store.

According to the Blytheville Police Department, the fire marshal interviewed McGee on a tip and she confessed.

McGee was then taken to the police station, where she made a formal statement. She was arrested and charged with arson.

Fire and police officials say Wal-Mart suffered almost $100,000 worth of fire, smoke and water damage.

No injuries were reported.

McGee's bond is set at $1,000.

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