Fire fighters quickly control Wal-Mart fire

Fire fighters quickly control Wal-Mart fire
Thanks to the quick response of the Vermillion Volunteer Fire Department, a small fire discovered in Vermillion's Wal-Mart store was contained to its greenhouse and extinguished without causing major damage. The fire was reported shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday.

"We can confirm that there was a small fire yesterday, and it was in the greenhouse," said Marisa Bluestone, a Wal-Mart spokesperson during a telephone interview Thursday morning. "We are very grateful to report that no one was injured."

The store was evacuated after the fire was discovered, and remained closed as the firemen controlled the small blaze.

"Of course, we are concerned about the safety of our customers and our associates," Bluestone said. "We didn't open the store until we were sure everything was safe."

The store was re-opened approximately three hours after the fire was extinguished.

"We are very grateful for the rapid response of the local fire department," she said. "They got to the scene very quickly, and helped us get back to normal."

She had no information on what may have caused the fire, referring such inquiries to investigators of the local fire department.

Bluestone, who grew up in Miami, FL, said it is heartwarming to know that community volunteers helped extinguish the fire.

"I grew up in a such a big town, and never got to experience something like that," she said.

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