Suspicious Fire Shuts Down Wood River, IL Wal-Mart

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A suspicious fire breaks out at a local Wal-Mart. Now police have two suspects. It happened in Wood River, Illinois early Tuesday morning.
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Wally Miller

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Another great save for a sprinkler system ! No one was injured, the store will be opened soon and no one lost their jobs.
I did note the comment that the sprinklers did not go off "store wide".
The only sprinklers that operate are the ones closest to the fire. It is a myth created by movies and TV commercials that all of the sprinkler heads operate at the same time.
oldcop

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WOW, A fire sale, my wife is on her way!!!!!
Mary

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How totally ignorant can people be. Don't they realize, because of there actions we all have to suffer. Prices are sky high now. It will just give them a reason to raise them even though everything in the store is insured.
Wendy

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Having gone to a lot of Wal Marts in the Mid West, I must say the Wood River Wal Mart is one of the best if not the best. I hate it that this had to happen to such a hard working store. I know it's not all peaches and cream working at a Wal Mart, but Wood River store please know that some of us really appreciate your hard work and notice it! Hope that all turns out for the best, that not much product is lost, that justice is served on the vandals and thank God no one was hurt.
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Put the FIRE OUT and CLEAN UP THE MESS and get back to BUSINESS !( THE PEOPLE NEED TO SHOP )
Joe

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Did anyone else notice the Walmart employee scratching their butt while they were all huddled outside the store??
Great cinematography!
Fire Trash

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They are throwing away EVERYTHING in the store for insurance reasons. No giving it to the needy, just trashing it all. That is so inconsiderate. I'm glad I don't shop at Wal-Mart. They are a menace to our society.
hate wal-mart

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they throw out everything. nothing ever gets donated, nothing.
Kimmie

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Fire Trash wrote:
They are throwing away EVERYTHING in the store for insurance reasons. No giving it to the needy, just trashing it all. That is so inconsiderate. I'm glad I don't shop at Wal-Mart. They are a menace to our society.
Same thing would be done if it was a Target, Kmart, Sears its the Insurance Companys not the stores that require this. I LOVE WALMART.
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Thank God they saved all these cheap Chineese goods from being destroyed.
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What is a 17 year old doing at walmart at 3AM??
ariel

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hate wal-mart wrote:
they throw out everything. nothing ever gets donated, nothing.
yes they do donated to feed america
Carter

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Sep 14, 2010
 
They probalby have standards to what they legally "can" and "can't" throw out. I am sure even a homeless person wouldn't want some of those cosmetics that are burnt. They stuff that is still in "useable" condition will probalby be put on clarence. They paid for the inventory, they sell it the way they want.:+)
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Too bad that non union shit hole did not burn to the ground.
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I went to my local Wal Mart looking for a Chinesse flag but to no avail.You'd think with ALL the China made stuff for sale they'd also have the Chinees flag wouldn't you???????
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thb
Sammie

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They are not a menice to the society! How do you expect to all that to the needy, when half of it IS UNUSABLE!? Most of it is damaged from smoke and fire. So please tell me how are they going to give it to the needy when it's in bad condition?!?!?!
Sammie

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Sep 14, 2010
 
How do you expect to give those things to the needy*
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hes my friend. i dont understand why he did this..
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This is what happens when children are not disciplined....this KID needs a reality check.....how about a hand across the but every once in awhile!

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