UPDATED Tuesday at 4:05 p.m.

Baton Rouge fire investigators arrested two Central juveniles accused of setting a fire in the yarn and sewing supplies aisle of the Wal-Mart store on Sullivan Road.

The Central Wal-Mart reopened at 7 a.m. Tuesday after firefighters used fans to clear smoke from the store following the fire, said Capt. Derek Glover, spokesman for the Central Fire Department.

The fire, which was set around 9 p.m. Monday, was quickly put out by Wal-Mart employees wielding fire extinguishers, Glover said.

But a “moderate amount of smoke” filled the store, Glover said, prompting firefighters to evacuate customers and employees from the store.

Glover said the juveniles, both from the nearby Central Woods neighborhood, were booked on counts of aggravated arson.

UPDATED Monday at 10:20 p.m.

A “suspicious fire” in the yarn and sewing supply aisle of the Central Wal-Mart forced firefighters to evacuate employees and customers from the store around 9 p.m. Monday.

Store employees quickly put out the fire with fire extinguishers but not before smoke began to fill the store, said Derrick Glover with the Central Fire Department.

“It looks like somebody set that on fire,” Glover said. “We have arson investigators in the building looking into how the fire began.”

Glover said around 10:15 p.m. Monday that firefighters were still working to clear smoke out of the store.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

ORIGINAL STORY

A fire in the back of the Central Wal-Mart around 9 p.m. Monday forced the evacuation of employees and customers from the store.

The fire was quickly extinguished and firefighters are clearing smoke out of the store, Derrick Glover with the Central Fire Department said at 9:30 p.m.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.