Fire in men's apparel evacuates Jacksonville Walmart

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.

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.