BEL AIR, Md. — The Maryland State Fire Marshal is in search of a suspect who lit a stack of logs on fire outside a Safeway grocery store in Bel Air.
It happened overnight Friday at the store in the Brierhill Shopping Center on Brierhill Drive.
The flames were put out quickly before any extension reached inside the store, thanks to an outdoor fire sprinkler that activated, and an employee who used fire extinguishers.
Surveillance video actually caught the suspect igniting the sales display of Duraflame fire logs outside the store.
He was seen walking near the Dollar Tree and Hallmark at 2:09am, before stopping and pouring liquid on the logs, and then running towards the Season's of Bel Air apartments.
It appears in the pictures that he was wearing a face mask, gray hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, and dark shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Northeast Regional Office at 410-386-3050.
Investigators estimate the fire caused $10,000 in damages.