The Walmart in Terrace was evacuated Wednesday morning due to a large water leak in the ceiling that flooded the main entrance.
At approximately 10:40 a.m. on Jan. 15, the Terrace Fire Department responded to the call along Hwy 16 following a report of flooding and activated fire alarms.
Crews deactivated the sprinklers and pulled down the ceiling to find the source of the leak. They found that the leak was caused by a leaking sprinkler pipe in the ceiling area, according to Terrace fire captain Jeffrey Minhinnick in an email.
Twelve members of the fire department had attended the scene to deal with the situation.
During the investigation, traffic coming into the lot was notified of the closure as employees waited in their vehicles to return to work.
After the problem was identified, crews determined there were no further issues and the building was left in the hands of the property representative.
It is unknown when Walmart will reopen or costs of damage.
Walmart did not immediately respond for comment.