Fire at Md. Halloween Store is 2nd This Fall

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spirithallThings are getting spooky in Waldorf. A Halloween store burned in the Charles County town, leaving kids without a spot to get masks and authorities looking for clues in what is becoming a string of arson attacks. 

Details of the incident are a little spooky, as Monday’s blaze marked the second time in two months that the store was the targeted by arsonists, WUSA9 reports.

The Spirit Halloween location suffered $500,000 in damage after someone used an accelerant to ignite the Spirit Halloween store, according to the Maryland fire marshal’s office.

The shop was also targeted by arsonists on Sept. 28, but survived to tell the frightful tale after suffering about $1,000 in damage. A gun range on the same block was also burned in an arson attack last week.

Targeting a Halloween store may be a good way to make headlines in October. But who really hates masks and fake blood that much?

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Technical.ly Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.