3 Sought in Phoenix grocery store arson fire

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
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PHOENIX (AP) -- Authorities in Phoenix are looking for three people suspected of being responsible for an arson fire at a grocery store.

The Fire Department says firefighters found multiple ignition points when they responded to a fire Monday evening inside the Fry's store at 32nd Street and Thomas Road.

Firefighters found three separate fires inside the store after a security guard called 911.

Sprinklers contained the fires until firefighters put them out.

"There is extensive water damage, extensive smoke damage which you can see and we also have fire damage in there so this is going to be a long operation," said Capt. Ruben Saavedra with the Phoenix Fire Department. "We do have officials from the store coming right now to coordinate and we’re going to work with them to try to get the store up and going."

Special ventilation equipment was used to remove the smoke from the building. Firefighters also had to put a hole in the roof of the store.

No injuries were reported.

Officials released surveillance images of three individuals who they suspect started the fires. Anyone with information about the people in those pictures is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (480-948-6377).

The store employees are working to get the store reopened on Tuesday.
 

 

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