LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Fire Department responded to a fire outside of a Walmart on the east side of the valley around 4:30 Monday afternoon.
The incident took place on Monday afternoon, at 3075 East Tropicana Avenue, near McLeod Drive.
CCFD tells 8 News Now the fire involved tractor-trailers and cardboard boxes behind the building and no injuries were reported. Walmart was evacuated as a priority during the investigation and no significant structural damage was reported.
The cause of the fire has been determined accidental by Clark County Fire Department investigators.
As of 6:30 p.m., Walmart employees were allowed back in the store, however, it remained closed to customers for several more hours on Monday evening.
Other stores nearby were also evacuated during the investigation.
Sherry Ruby tells 8 News Now she was shopping nearby when she heard about the fire.
“My eyes were burning,” she said. “We came out, sure enough, there is water all over the place and I can feel it in the air definitely.”
Walmart employees told 8 News Now the had around 100 customers inside at the time of the evacuation. Store employees were asked to escort all customers out of the building.
Over a dozen units from CCFD responded to the fire.