The J.C. Penney store at Fashion Fair Mall closed for business Sunday after an electrical fire prompted its evacuation.
Firefighters got to the store at 11:15 a.m. after smoke started flooding the area inside, Fresno Fire Capt. Brian Price said.
The damage was contained to the elevator equipment room where there was wire damage, Price said, and the sprinkler system already had the fire “in check.”
The fire was put out, and fire personnel worked on getting the system back in working order. The store is still closed, but Price said store staff said they hoped to reopen Monday morning.
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“They’ve got some significant cleanup to do,” Price said.