James Island Walmart evacuated as crews investigate burning smell

James Island Walmart evacuated as crews investigate burning smell

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Shoppers say the James Island Walmart was evacuated as authorities investigated a burning smell coming from the store Tuesday afternoon.

Witnesses say the incident started at 3:45 p.m. when shoppers began to smell smoke.

Charleston fire officials say there was no indication of a fire, just an odor.

Investigators believe the smell was related to a belt on an AC system.

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