Walmart on Vance Jackson remains closed after blaze; SAFD calls fire suspicious

Prescriptions to be transferred to other stores

SAN ANTONIO – A Northwest Side Walmart remains closed after a fire Friday night filled the store with smoke.

The entire building on Vance Jackson is still taped off as agencies work to figure out what happened Friday.

Walmart representatives said they are actively reaching out to pharmacy customers to help fill prescriptions that were open at the time of the fire, as well as transferring orders to nearby stores.

It’s still unclear when the store will be able to reopen.

Walmart released the following statement about the fire:

“We are currently assessing the damage and have not yet determined the exact impact to our store. We’ll continue to work with the fire department as well as the Department of Health and will re-open the store as soon as it is safe to do so.”

The smoke filled the store Friday night after some pallets at the back of the store caught fire.

San Antonio Fire Department crews were able to extinguish the fire quickly but were met with a lot of smoke.

With clothes and food inside, the possibility of smoke damage is possible.

The San Antonio Fire Department said it could not release any information from its investigation, only calling the fire suspicious.

It’s unclear what will happen to the employees who work at that location.

About the Author: