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‘Explosion’ and truck fires that shut down Florida Walmart under investigation


Authorities in Florida are investigating a Black Friday morning truck fire and explosion at a Walmart location.

The incident occurred shortly after 5 a.m. on Friday, November 27, at a Walmart store located at 13300 Cortez Boulevard in Brooksville, Florida.

A Hernando County Sheriff’s deputy was already stationed at the store and then “heard an explosion at the western end of the store.”

After calling for fire/rescue and backup, the deputy went to the west end of the Walmart store and saw three tractor trailers in a row. The middle tractor trailer was on fire.

The deputy checked the three trucks for occupants and was able to help rescue a person from one of the trucks.

When other police arrived at the scene, the Walmart was evacuated because the trucks were so close to the building.

The fire spread to the other two trucks.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire and the store was reopened for holiday shoppers by around 8 a.m.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the explosion and fire remains under investigation, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.


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