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Phoenix police say J.C. Penney fire was set

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Posted: Monday, June 28, 2010 9:49 am

Phoenix police are looking for the person who intentionally set a fire last Friday morning inside the J.C. Penney store in Christown Spectrum Mall.

The fire started inside a fitting room.

Clothes quickly spread the fire and flames shot 15 feet high. The store filled with thick smoke. The entire mall had to be evacuated while firefighters worked to put out the fire.

Phoenix Investigators said they are looking for a person of interest who was caught on surveillance video.

The man is 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet all, 250 to 270 pounds and Hispanic or Native American with a goatee. He also was wearing a thick pony tail that was possibly wound in a tight ball on the back of his head.

There were no injuries and mall patrons and employees safely evacuated.

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