Follow-up: Officials say child younger than 10 set fire that did one million dollars in damage to Hampton store

  • Source: WVEC-TV ABC 13 Hampton
  • Published: 09/13/2021 12:00 AM

Officials say a fire that caused more than a million dollars in damage at a Hampton beauty store was intentionally set by a child. On Friday, the Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue said that a child younger than 10 was behind the fire at Apple Tree Beauty Empire in July. Because the child is so young, the fire division won't share any other information about him or her. Officials have been investigating the fire on West Mercury Boulevard since it happened on July 31. There were actually two separate fires because a spark from the first fire re-lit some cardboard two days later. The first fire caused "significant" damage to the beauty shop's building. The second fire didn't do any additional damage. Back in July, a different beauty salon owner, Kiva King, stopped to see the scene after she heard what happened.


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