Wal-Mart evacuated after fire deliberately set inside — London, Ontario, Canada
Shoppers inside a Wal-Mart store in St. Thomas were forced to evacuate late Sunday morning due to a fire, which police say they believe was deliberately set.
A patrol officer noticed smoke coming from the area behind the Wal Mart on Talbot St., about 11:30 am Sunday morning and quickly alerted the fire department, police said.
The fire was started along the rear exterior wall and flames spread through the wall and into a storage area, filling the entire store with smoke.
All of the customers and staff were evacuated. One woman was taken to hospital and treated for smoke inhalation, but there were no serious injuries.
Police said the products sitting in the Wal Mart storage area suffered smoke, fire and water damage. The total cost of the damage remains unknown.
St. Thomas police and the Ontario Fire Marshals Office are investigating.