Beavercreek Walmart roof fire contained


By Anna Bolton - abolton@aimmediamidwest.com



Submitted photo Solar panels are believed to be the cause for the fire on the roof of the Beavercreek Walmart, according to officials. Firefighters have contained the fire.

Submitted photo Solar panels are believed to be the cause for the fire on the roof of the Beavercreek Walmart, according to officials. Firefighters have contained the fire.


BEAVERCREEK — Firefighters have extinguished a fire on the roof of the Beavercreek Walmart, 3360 Pentagon Boulevard.

The first alert was issued at 4:04 p.m. Heavy smoke was reported.

Walmart employees and customers and the rest of the shopping center evacuated while Fairborn, Beavercreek and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Fire Departments responded to the scene.

Firefighters laddered the roof and said solar panels on the roofing material caused the fire in a 30 by 60 foot area.

A light haze of smoke was reported throughout the store but no fire was evident inside as of 4:38 p.m.

Submitted photo Solar panels are believed to be the cause for the fire on the roof of the Beavercreek Walmart, according to officials. Firefighters have contained the fire.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/03/web1_Walmart-Fire-3.jpgSubmitted photo Solar panels are believed to be the cause for the fire on the roof of the Beavercreek Walmart, according to officials. Firefighters have contained the fire.

By Anna Bolton

abolton@aimmediamidwest.com

Contact Anna Bolton at 937-502-4498 or follow @annadbolton on Facebook.

Contact Anna Bolton at 937-502-4498 or follow @annadbolton on Facebook.