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Video: Suspect in Fort Worth donation center fire had child with him

Man accused of setting fire to north Fort Worth donation center

Police are still searching for the suspect, who brought a child with him when he set fire to the building, officials said. (Courtesy of Fort Worth Fire Department)
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Police are still searching for the suspect, who brought a child with him when he set fire to the building, officials said. (Courtesy of Fort Worth Fire Department)

Authorities need help identifying a man suspected of setting fire to a storage shed at a community donation center in north Fort Worth earlier this month.

Surveillance video released Tuesday shows a small child with the man shortly before the shed catches fire.

The fire happened Aug. 4 about 9:20 p.m. in the 1600 block of Circle Park Boulevard at the Northside Inter Community Agency, which collects and stores donations for the needy, fire department spokesman Kyle Falkner said.

The fire damaged most of a storage shed and destroyed donated items in and around it.

The video shows the man and the child getting out of an Chevrolet SUV at the donation center and looking through items outside the building.

Arson investigators are asking for assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for this crime. Please contact Investigator Sims or May at 817-392-6852/6230.

Early in the video, he pulls out a folding lawn chair and sits down. He then goes around the corner of the building before getting back in the SUV and driving away.

Less than a minute later, flames can be seen bursting out of the building.

Fire officials obtained the surveillance video from a camera mounted on the donation center’s main building, Falkner said.

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