JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Walmart on Jacksonville's Westside was evacuated Wednesday night following a fire in the store's men's apparel section.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office say they were notified just after 9 p.m. about a fire inside the Walmart at 6767 103rd Street.
Store employees quickly put out the fire with fire extinguishers but men's underwear, socks and other items were burned.
Employees at the 103rd St. Walmart were evacuated Wednesday when mens's socks and underwear caught on fire in the store. @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/jklwtO3HZa— Beth Rousseau (@BethANJax) July 12, 2018
Jacksonville Fire and Rescue responded to assist with extinguishing the fire and to control the smoke within the store and the Fire Marshall was called out.
JSO is working with the store's Loss Prevention team review surveillance video of the incident and locate a potential suspect.
Walmart evacuated the store and closed early but has since reopened but have not taken any customers at this time.
There was no structural damage to the building.
Heads up shoppers— if you go to the Walmart on 103rd in Jax, it’s shut down after a small fire in the men’s clothing area. No one was hurt. And police aren’t sure when the store will open tomorrow. @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/o8SPqveTFR— Amber Krycka (@AmberANjax) July 12, 2018
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