What appeared to be an accelerant container and beer bottles, along with a paper plate, lay near a small, still-smoldering fire shortly after 8:30 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of Dillards at NorthPark Mall, Davenport.
Local 4 News, the only station at the scene, watched a firefighter examine the area, which was scorched. Mall security and police also were at the scene.
The fire remains under investigation.
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