Archive for Sunday, June 28, 2009

Electric fire at Target prompts evacuation

June 28, 2009


Customers evacuated Target on Saturday afternoon after a small electric fire broke out in a freezer.

At around 12:43 p.m., a freezer caught fire in the bakery section of Target, 3201 Iowa. No one was injured and the fire involved mostly smoke, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Chief Doug Green said.

Six firefighting apparatuses and 16 firefighters were at the scene.

The store was closed for about an hour after customers evacuated the building. After approval from the Kansas Department of Agriculture, the store reopened.


maxcrabb 8 years, 10 months ago

Aw, shucks. I miss all the excitement by half an hour...

pissedinlawrence 8 years, 10 months ago

The prices at the new Walmart are higher than the prices at the old Walmart!!

orioledw 8 years, 10 months ago

Wal mart prices according to the market...look at Sams Club online and pick out two different stores the prices are always different

bearded_gnome 8 years, 10 months ago

okay, so the prices at wal-mart(s) caused the bakery freezer fire at Target?

whoa, I am living in the Twilight Zone!

Peaty Romano 8 years, 10 months ago

Who cares about Wal Mart?

I'm glad it was not as serious as it could have been. Kudos to the fire department.

Leslie Swearingen 8 years, 10 months ago

Right, this is a story about Target, so no one write about Target. That would just be so wrong. I love Walmart.

MichaelC 8 years, 10 months ago

No mention of the fearlessness with which the leader of the Target team calmly yet firmly took control of the situation? Whatevs dog. Whatevs

Graczyk 8 years, 10 months ago

Shop at Target. Our prices are smoking.

Boeing 8 years, 10 months ago


You spent an hour and a half arguing about $20? Man, I am glad my time is worth more than $13.33 an hour to me, sorry yours isn't man. So you're either lying or really, really need something better to do with your time/life. Either way, I am sorry.

Escapee 8 years, 10 months ago

Keep telling the story, folks.... Walmart lies, cheats, and has single handedly ruined small town America's economies. Period.

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