According to police spokesman Joe Aldridge, about 1,000 employees were in the center at the time of the fire.

A large fire started on Wednesday at the distribution center of the American Walmart chain in the suburbs of Indianapolis (Indiana). This was reported by the local branch of the ABC TV channel.

According to him, firefighters have already arrived at the scene. According to police spokesman Joe Aldridge, about 1,000 Walmart employees were in the distribution center at the time of the fire.

Mike Pruitt, a representative of the local fire service, warned the population to avoid contact with debris flying from the fire, since “burnt materials may contain toxic carcinogens” and “it is for this reason that firefighters have protective equipment and respiratory protection.”

There is currently no information about the victims. The causes of the fire are not specified.