Officials Investigating If Light-Up Shoe Caused Fire

Officials are investigating whether a light-up children's shoe could have been the cause of a vehicle fire in the Houston area and in the meantime, the shoe store chain where the pair was purchased is taking them off the shelves.

The Harris County Fire Marshal's Office said the cause of the fire Saturday morning in the Houston-area was still under investigation.

Payless says that "out of an abundance of caution," it would remove the shoes from their stores and online until they can "thoroughly investigate the customer claim regarding that shoe."

KHOU reports the fire burned a hole through the floor of the sport utility vehicle of Attila Virag and his wife Jovan.

Half of one of their 2-year-old's shoes was burned away.

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