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Early-Morning Blaze Guts 3 Stores in Shopping Mall

April 03, 2001|MAI TRAN | TIMES STAFF WRITER

An early-morning fire Monday at an Anaheim shopping mall gutted three stores and caused more than $325,000 in damages, a fire official said.

No one was injured in the two-alarm blaze, which started about 12:30 a.m. at a music store in the 400 block of North Anaheim Boulevard.

It took 43 firefighters from the Anaheim and Fullerton fire departments 40 minutes to control the blaze at the six-building complex, said Maria Sabol, spokeswoman for the Anaheim Fire Department.

When firefighters arrived, one store was engulfed in flames. "We immediately went into a second alarm because of the potential," Sabol said.

Firefighters were able to limit the fire to Discoteca Tierra Caliente, a 1,500-square-foot CD store, and two businesses next door--a bargain store and a laundry--that suffered heat and smoke damage. A fourth store, Zavala Market, suffered minor damage.

"All the businesses shared a common roof, so the firefighters worked real hard, doing operation on the roof," Sabol said.

The cause of the fire appears to be electrical, she said.

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