Arson blamed for fire at southeast Fresno ice cream shop

The Fresno BeeMarch 4, 2014 

A fire that caused about $150,000 in damage Monday night to a Frostee Freeze in southeast Fresno was intentionally set, fire officials said Tuesday.

Fire crews went to the store at Kings Canyon Road and Clovis Avenue about 9:30 p.m, said Fresno fire spokesman Koby Johns.

The store was already closed when the fire ignited, with an employee inside. Johns said the employee reported that a man broke into the building and lit the interior on fire before running away.

Firefighters are working with police to find the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.

The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6659, daguilera@fresnobee.com or @DianaT_Aguilera on Twitter.

The Fresno Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service