Jackie Sinclair recorded the fire and posted it online while shopping at the store on Walton Way. The post includes three videos and shows the flames behind the Jewelry & Watches section in the store.
“How did this happen?” Sinclair said in one of the videos. “Time to go ... that’s a little too big for my taste.”
Sirens can also be heard and flashing police lights can be seen in the corner of the video.
According to Kevin Riley, the City of Cedar Park’s multimedia specialist, the Cedar Park Fire Department was notified of a fire at 1:42 a.m.
“We received a 911 call from an employee and when the fire department arrived, they saw light smoke coming out of the building,” Riley said. “They entered and found that two locations in the store had been put on fire.”
Riley also said that the sprinkler system was able to control the fire and all that the firefighters had to do was “quickly knock it down.” No one in the store was injured and everyone evacuated safely.
When asked what caused the fire, Riley said that they were set, adding, “It’s still under investigation and police are speaking to a suspect.”
The Walmart is currently closed and evaluating the breadth of damage.