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Franklin Walmart reopens after Wednesday morning fire

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Franklin Walmart fire

The Franklin Fire Department responded to a fire in a rooftop HVAC unit at the Franklin Walmart at 3600 Mallory Lane on Nov. 17, 2021.

The Franklin Fire Department quickly extinguished a rooftop fire Wednesday morning at the Walmart store at 3600 Mallory Lane, preventing the blaze from extending into the building.

Firefighters were dispatched to the commercial structure at 9:58 a.m. after a worker on the roof observed flames inside an HVAC unit, the department said in a news release.

Franklin Fire Investigator Will Farris said the fire started inside the rooftop unit and was discovered by a maintenance man who opened it in order to change air filters. According to Farris, firefighters contained the fire to the unit, although there was some minor water damage inside the building from firefighting operations. 

All occupants evacuated safely, and no one was injured, according to FFD. The business, which closed briefly, re-opened at 12:42 p.m., according to management.

The Franklin Fire Department was assisted on the scene by Brentwood Fire & Rescue Department, the Franklin Police Department and Williamson Medical Center EMS.

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