Posted: Dec 18, 2012 2:05 PM by Lorraine Rivera
Updated: Dec 18, 2012 4:53 PM
TUCSON - Small businesses inside in a strip mall that suffered a massive fire Monday afternoon are figuring out what to do next. The Tucson Fire Department extinguished the flames at 4900 block of east 29th street.
The four-alarm fire started inside the Old Pueblo Embroidery and Screen business, TFD personnel said. The cause of the fire was an electrical malfunction in the business.
The owner said he estimates damages at $50,000. He said the business had been in the strip mall for ten years.
A few doors down at Force Kickboxing and Fitness, co-owner Andy Stroud said they will be back in business by January or February, "everybody is offering to help us you know a lot of the small businesses that stand behind us are offering for help."
Stroud said they had been in the strip small since August, "but it's mainly the customers and just people that we've helped through the community with us they're offering to step in and help us clean, do whatever we need to get back up and running."
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