The Newport Fire Department battled a blaze inside the Newport Walmart last night. The fire broke out around 6 p.m. According to NBC 10, flames took up two aisles of the paint department. At the time of the fire there were about 40 shoppers and all were evacuated safely. The fire is being investigated as arson and the Newport Police is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading them to an arrest in this case. The store is closed until further notice.

Video of the fire from inside Walmart has been released.