Betsy Harden, a company spokesman from the Arkansas home office, said crews are working non-stop to repair and check damages from that fire. An electrician was injured when he came in contact with a high voltage line while changing out circuit breakers.
Harden said pharmacy customers who need to pick up prescriptions can still do so, adding that store associates will be standing by at the front doors to direct customers to the pharmacy.
She said that a partial re-opening could come sooner, but the full re-opening will not occur before next week.
According to Graham Fire Rescue firefighter Justin Ash, there was an electrician attempting to change some breakers at the back of the store, when he somehow came into contact with a live circuit. Ash said the man received third degree burns as the current ran through him.
Ash went on to say that Walmart employees retrieved extinguishers to douse the man's shirt which was ablaze. GRMC EMS Director Kelly Hudson said the man had on some kind of nylon shirt which caught fire, and he was flown by air ambulance to the Parkland Burn Center in Dallas.
Hudson said he had serious injuries, but was alert and talking to the ambulance and flight crews. Hudson went on to say that the victim sustained most of the burns on his hands, but also received burns on his torso and upper body.
At last report, he was in serious but stable condition.
The exact cause of the accident is under investigation.