Update: Fire crews to Walmart for damaged sprinkler system

Update: The Walmart store in Fort Dodge was forced to close for at least an hour Sunday morning after its sprinkler system was damaged and had to be shut down.

Fire Department Capt. Jeff Hill said an employee hit a sprinkler head with a forklift.

The incident was incorrectly reported to authorities as a gas leak.


The Fort Dodge Fire Department was on scene around 11 a.m. Sunday at Walmart. The store was evacuated at the time. More information will be published as it becomes available.