Kearny fire officials are investigating an incident that evacuated a large store in the city this evening.
According to Kearny Police Captain Timothy Wagner, preliminary information indicated a problem with a deep fryer in a section of a restaurant inside Walmart set off smoke alarms while customers shopped.
Captain Wagner told RLS Media the situation caused a heavy smoke condition inside the store, but no significant fire was immediately evident upon firefighters’ arrival.
The fire department evacuated the establishment until crews could ventilate the smoke.
Captain Wagner said no injuries have been reported and the incident remains under investigation.