EDGEWOOD, N.M. (KRQE) Crews are conducting an investigation at the Walmart in Edgewood after a fire tore through the building. The fire started around 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14, and investigators tell KRQE News 13 at least three separate fires were set through the store.
One witness says one fire was near the restroom, the other near the paper plate aisle, and one near the grocery pick-up area. Video sent to KRQE News 13 from a viewer from the outside of the business shows minimal damage to the front of the building, but it appears crews were working on the roof.
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Santa Fe County Fire officials say everyone inside the building was able to get out safely but it took hours and a lot of manpower from surrounding agencies to put the blaze out. “Albuquerque was here with a ladder, Bernalillo County and Torrance. So four ladders, multiple engines, tenders. It is a big scene for sure,” said Chief Jackie Lindsay with the Santa Fe County Fire Dept.
The State Fire Marshal is now heading the investigation. At this point, employees say they have no idea when the store will reopen as there was smoke throughout the building Sunday night.