Fire officials asked the public for help Wednesday in their attempt to identify a woman suspected of intentionally starting a fire inside a Wal-Mart store in Santa Ana.
Investigators released surveillance video of the incident, which took place Oct. 4 at the Wal-Mart located on West McFadden Avenue, in hopes of identifying the person responsible.
The video appears to show the woman lighting clothes on fire that were hanging on a rack in the women's apparel section.
She then walks quickly out of the camera's view as flames begin to rise.
Store employees grabbed a fire extinguisher and prevented the blaze from spreading, the Orange County Fire Authority stated in a news release.
"Their quick actions likely prevented this brazen attack from becoming a large-scale incident that could have threatened the lives of dozens of employees and customers," the news release read.
The woman was described as white or Hispanic, between 35 and 45 years old with longer brown hair with blond streaks.
Anyone who may have information about the identity of the woman was asked to contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.
Crime Stoppers was offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in the case.