A fire at a local furniture store caused about $75,000 in water damages Sunday night in central Fresno, fire spokesman Koby Johns said.
The fire broke out just before midnight in a strip mall on Blackstone and Ashlan avenues. The blaze started in a garbage can in the back of Ideal Furniture by the loading dock and spread inside the store, Johns said.
Fire sprinklers helped contain the blaze but also caused significant water damage to some of the inventory. Fire crews were able to contain the fire before it spread to other stores nearby.
The cause is under investigation. No one was injured Sunday night.
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