WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) – A suspect has been detained after a Target store in West Hollywood was evacuated Wednesday morning due to a fire being set in a dressing room.
The incident was reported at about 10:40 a.m. at a Target store at West Santa Monica Boulevard and North La Brea Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.READ MORE: LAUSD Hosts COVID Vaccine Clinics Ahead Of Deadline For Employees
The store was evacuated as firefighters responded and quickly extinguished a small fire in a fitting room area, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.READ MORE: Proof Of Vaccination Must Be Shown With Photo ID To Get Into LA County Indoor Events Of 1,000 Or More Attendees
There was no word of any injuries.
A male suspect was detained a few blocks away after being identified by a witness, the sheriff’s department spokesperson told CBSLA. His name was not immediately disclosed.MORE NEWS: Angeles National Forest To Reopen Thursday After Three-Week Closure
Damage to the store was estimated at over $35,000 from the fire and the sprinklers going off. It’s unclear how the fire was sparked, but it is being investigated as arson.