Shortly after 4:30 PM, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a fire alarm at Petco, 4175 Dowlen Road. When firefighters arrived, they found there was a fire in the storeroom and the sprinkler system had activated. The employees were evacuated and firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire. Nearby stores were also evacuated for a short time. Fire damage was confined to a small area of the store room with water damage at the rear of the store. None of the animals were injured. The fire appears to have been caused by some items thrown in the trash by an employee.