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Police make arrest in April Meijer store fire

Lexington police arrested Randall J. Hickey, 23 of Lexington, on charges of starting the fire that shut down the Meijer Inc. store on West Reynolds Road for more than a day last month.

Lexington fire officials said pool chemicals in the store caught fire at about 3 a.m. April 1. Hickey, who has worked at a Lexington Dairy Queen, was interviewed by police and admitted to setting the fire, according to the police report.

He has been charged with first-degree arson and was arraigned Friday.

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