Strip Mall Destroyed
A SPECTACULAR FIRE IN A FRESNO, California, strip mall early Tuesday morning destroyed four businesses. The fire is believed to have started in a popular restaurant, The Train Depot, that has been in operation for three decades.
A passerby saw smoke coming from the restaurant and when the first units arrived the fire was into the common roof space and extending to the other occupancies. Not long after their arrival, the firefighters were withdrawn from the building just before the roof came down in the restaurant.
The video report from KFSN-TV catches the roof collapse at the height of the fire:
Investigators are still working on locating the point of origin and the cause. The entire shopping complex is destroyed with damages estimated to be $1.7 million.
KSEE-TV has more details and additional video HERE.
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