Blaze breaks out in Walmart Christmas tree section

November 28, 2009 3:09:43 PM PST
Police say a fire has broken out among Christmas trees for sale outside a Walmart on New York's Long Island during a busy holiday shopping weekend. Nassau County police say the blaze was reported around 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Westbury store. There are no immediate reports of injuries, and police couldn't immediately say whether the store was evacuated.

The store's phone rang unanswered. Representatives for Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. didn't immediately respond to an e-mail message.

The Westbury Fire Department had no immediate comment.