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Calexico fire being probed as arson

November 25, 2001|STAFF REPORT

CALEXICO — Fire investigators here are probing a suspected arson at an abandoned market in the 800 block of Second Street.

Fire Department Paramedic Diego Favila said the department received the structure fire call about 3 p.m.

He said the fire was mostly concentrated in the attic and part of the roof. It was extinguished in about 20 minutes.

Investigators think the fire was an act of arson by a transient.

Favila said crews from El Centro and the county Fire Department helped battle the blaze. El Centro crews covered the firehouse while county fire crews helped in extinguishing the fire.

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