Small fire takes place in section of Walmart

Published 11:32 am Monday, October 3, 2022

The Selma Police Department and Selma Fire Department are investigating a fire in a section of Walmart on Saturday night.

The store immediately close and reopened around 5 p.m. Sunday.

Selma Fire Department Interim Chief Franklin Edwards said they and SPD suspect it was a group of kids carrying out a TikTok challenge.  Edwards said that the SPD are looking for the suspects, who were captured on security camera

Edwards said that SFD Captain Donnell Ross quickly put out the small fire in the paper goods aisle, preventing it from spreading.

“Captain Ross was in the vicinity, he saw the sprinklers go off and he quickly out the fire,” Edwards said.

Edwards said that no one was hurt as the employees and customers were evacuated into the parking lot.

Edwards said that the SFD and SPD are both investigating the incident.