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Fire crews knock down fire at Walmart in Arroyo Grande, no injuries reported

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Posted at 12:15 PM, May 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-02 16:01:25-04

Local fire agencies knocked down a fire at a Walmart in Arroyo Grande Sunday afternoon.

All employees and customers are safely evacuated from the building with no reports of injuries so far, according to the Arroyo Grande Police Department and the Five Cities Fire Authority.

Community members near the scene can see a plume of smoke coming from the building. Fire authorities told KSBY that the fire was concentrated at the back of the store outdoors near the loading dock.

When fire crews arrived, responding police officers warned them that there were propane tanks in the back of the building, so fire crews had to take extra caution fighting the flames.

Fire authorities knocked down the fire at about 12:10 p.m., less than 20 minutes after it was first reported.

Five Cities Fire Authority, San Luis Obispo City Fire and CAL FIRE SLO received initial reports of the two-alarm fire on the `1100 block of West Branch Street at approximately 11:53 a.m.

San Luis Obispo City Fire sent two fire engines and a battalion chief and the Santa Maria Fire Department sent one engine to assist Five Cities Fire Authority.

It is unclear how the commercial fire started and the extent of the damage.

This story is developing. Please check back later as more updates become available.