- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

COBLESKILL, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say they’re looking for a man who started a fire that forced the evacuation of a Wal-Mart store in upstate New York.

Police tell The Daily Star of Oneonta (https://bit.ly/1CTnYmZ ) the fire was reported around 11 p.m. Sunday in the Wal-Mart Super Center in the rural Schoharie County village of Cobleskill, 35 miles west of Albany.

Officials say the fire was started by a man who fled in an unknown direction.

No injuries were reported. All employees and all customers inside at the time made it out safely.

The blaze was contained to a small area but police say merchandise throughout the 24-hour store was damaged by smoke and water.

The store reopened Tuesday.


Information from: The Daily Star, https://www.thedailystar.com

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