It's not too often that a fire breaks out at a major retailer. Well, early Wednesday morning one did at a Coralville retailer and it caused thousands in damages. Yikes.

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According to KCRG, a fire broke out in the stock room at Theisen's Home Farm & Auto located at 100 Westcor Drive in Coralville. The fire happened early Wednesday morning around 3:40 a.m. and was contained in a small area in the stock room. Luckily, there were no injuries and the store's sprinkler system kicked into gear. It was able to extinguish the flames before fire crews even arrived. Light smoke and water damage were also reported.

Despite the fire being small, and in one area of the store, it caused a significant amount of damage financially. Around $50,000 in damages to be exact. Ouch. The good news is that I'm sure Theisen's insurance will cover it.

The fire is considered accidental, but it is still currently under investigation.

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