Small fire prompts store evacuation

ESCANABA — Walmart was evacuated for a short period of time due to a small electrical fire in the Escanaba store late Monday night into the wee hours of Tuesday.

Escanaba Public Safety officers were called to Walmart, located at 601 Lincoln Road, at around 11:59 p.m. Monday.

According to officers, there was an electrical outlet in the bakery/deli area of the store that was smoking. Everyone within the store had to leave until officers determined it safe to return.

The fire damage was confined to the outlet.

Officers cleared the scene at around 1:51 a.m. Tuesday.