• Bill Raines

Firefighters Respond to Bloomington Wal-Mart

BLOOMINGTON - AUGUST 25, 2022 - Monroe County Fire Protection District responded to Walmart around 8:45pm for a possible structure fire.


Firefighters responded to the Bloomington Wal-Mart Thursday night Courtesy photo

When firefighters entered the building there was a light smoky haze in the back of the store at a food cooler. After further investigation firefighters determined that an electrical box on top of a cooler was arcing and shorting out. Firefighters with the help of store managers were able to locate the breakers for the cooler preventing any further problems.

A store manager had originally noticed smoke coming from the cooler and called 911 and evacuated the store. The store was temporarily closed while firefighters were on scene.


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