6-Year Old Boy Started Illinois Store Fire

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retail fire protectionSilvis, IL -- After an investigation was complete, it was determined that a 6 year old boy started the Dollar Store fire that destroyed the retail property.

Silvis police said the November 11 fire was started when a 6 year old boy brought a lighter into the store and set paper towels on fire.  No one was injured, but it destroyed the store, causing $500,000 in damage.

No charges are being filed.  Instead, local police and fire officials are educating the child and parents on fire safety.

Note:  We originally posted this story on November 13.  To read the details of the fire, click here.