Cedar Park Walmart on Walton Way reopens grocery section Monday after fires damage store

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Updated Nov. 27 at 10:15 a.m.

The Cedar Park Walmart on Walton Way reopened its grocery portion of the store Monday morning at 8 a.m., according to a store employee. As of now there is no word on when other portions of the store will reopen.

Original story published Nov. 22 at 4:02 p.m.

A Cedar Park Walmart, at 201 Walton Way, will be closed until further notice after two fires were deliberately set inside the store Wednesday morning, according to Fox 7 Austin.

The station reported the Cedar Park Fire Department was dispatched to the store at 1:44 a.m. Nov. 22. Sprinklers inside the store helped control the flames in two different areas and firefighters extinguished hot spots when they arrived on the scene.

The store’s employees, according to Fox 7, have been reassigned to other stores in the area.

A suspect is in police custody and has not been charged.

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Joe Warner is managing editor of the eight Austin editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.

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