State Fire authorities quickly reached the store and brought the situation under control. No lives were lost in the incident.
“A fire broke at our Best Price store premises in Vijaywada earlier today. State Fire authorities quickly reached the store and have brought it under control. We are assessing the damage to the property and investigating the matter,” a Walmart spokesperson said.
“Fortunately, no lives are lost in this unfortunate incident and all our employees & staff are safe. We have a robust ‘Business Continuity Plan’ (BCP) to handle all such issues and our BCP team has taken over to quickly restore our store. We are ensuring that our esteemed members don’t face any disruption of the services and continues to be served through our nearby Guntur Best Price store and our online Best Price website www.bestprice.in,” the spokesperson added.
“Members can reach Walmart’s helpline numbers 1800-3010-1911 and 0120-4878888 or email for information on firstname.lastname@example.org,” the Walmart spokesperson further said.
The fire had engulfed considerable parts of the large format store, set up a couple of years ago. Officials suspect short circuit.
This is one of the 21 Best Modern wholesale stores owned and operated by Walmart India across the country. The company has plans to increase the number to 50 in the next couple of years. Each store offers about 5,000 items in a cash and carry wholesale format.