Smoke Causes One Midland Store to Evacuate

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - The Stein Mart in Midland was evacuated Tuesday night after smoke filled the store.

Midland Police got the call just after 7 p.m.

When they couldn't find the source, five units were called in.

Turns out an air conditioning bearing was burned up, causing the ceiling to fill with smoke.

Fire crews were able to quickly take care of the problem before anything caught fire.