According to the California Department of Forestry and Riverside County Fire Department, the fire that caused $ 5 million worth of damage at a strip mall in the Juroppa Valley on Wednesday, July 28, was attributed to a cooking accident at a restaurant. I did.
The fire broke out Wednesday at 5:18 pm in a small restaurant believed to be in a grocery store, according to fire department spokeswoman April Newman. The nature of the accident was not immediately apparent, she said.
According to Newman, the fire was contained around 10 pm and the fire brigade stayed at the scene until around 4 am on Thursday, July 29, doing mop-up work and looking for hotspots.
According to Newman, three of the four units in the building, including a grocery store, a dentist’s office and a laundromat, were destroyed in flames, but the fourth unit was only damaged by the fire.
According to Newman, the estimated loss was $ 5 million, but the fire department was able to save $ 2 million worth of assets in the structure.
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