Hobby Lobby open

Customers walk out of Hobby Lobby in Killeen Friday morning as the store reopened.

After being closed for a day-and-a-half, Hobby Lobby in Killeen reopened Friday morning. The cause of the closure was a power outage, and the fire department has revealed the answer why.

The Killeen Fire Department was dispatched to the craft store at 11:14 a.m. Wednesday for a call of issues with the fuse box, according to Capt. Mike Eveans with the Killeen fire marshal’s office.

Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera and discovered that there was no excess heat coming from the fuse box. Building officials instructed management to disconnect power to the building, however, Eveans said.

The building officials would not allow the power to come back on until after an electrician had fixed the issues with the fuse box. As a result, the store was closed the remainder of Wednesday and all of Thursday.

Although she could not make an official comment, a manager for the Killeen store said the problem was resolved late Thursday night.

Multiple calls to the store’s corporate office media department have been unreturned.


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