Fire starts in Texas Walmart

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CEDAR PARK, Texas (KXAN) — Early Wednesday morning firefighters responded to flames in the middle of aisles at Walmart in Cedar Park.

It happened at the store on 201 Walton Way around 1:44 a.m. Jackie Sinclair posted video to Facebook of the flames, which appear to be in an aisle behind the watches and jewelry section. Cedar Park Fire Department says two separate fires were set inside and they’re investigating it as arson.

“How did this happen?” Sinclair says on the video. “Time to go — that’s a little too big for my taste.”

Law enforcement agencies helped evacuate the store when they arrived. No one was hurt. A Walmart spokesperson says the sprinklers did go off.

Authorities could not confirm with KXAN if any arrests were made. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

The store will remain closed until further notice so staff can assess the damage. Walmart says employees at the Cedar Park store are being reassigned to nearby stores so they can still work and won’t lose any hours.

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