BRADLEY, Ill. — A small fire in the trash compactor at the Walmart on Route 50 in Bradley caused the building to be evacuated on Sunday. Fire officials say that the fire was contained quickly and no injuries were reported.
According to officials, the fire produced smoke that traveled out into the store front, prompting the evacuation. Bradley Fire Department and local authorities responded to the scene to ensure the safety of shoppers and employees.
The Kankakee Health Department arrived on the scene on Monday morning to check the integrity of food products in the store. The department gave clearance for the Walmart to reopen as scheduled on Monday.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but fire officials describe it as a small fire in the compactor. The compactor has since been disabled, and plans are underway for the company to have it repaired or replaced.
The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of proper waste management and disposal, as well as the need for businesses to have adequate safety measures in place.
Walmart is working to ensure the safety of its customers and employees, and is committed to providing a safe shopping environment.