Clovis News

February 18, 2013

Fire at Old Town Clovis antique store causes $2 million in damage

An early Monday two-alarm fire severely damaged Country Rose Antiques & Accents in Old Town Clovis. Because the building was made of non-reinforced masonry, it will have to be demolished, fire officials said.

An early Monday two-alarm fire severely damaged an antique store in Old Town Clovis, fire officials said.

The fire at Country Rose Antiques & Accents, 530 Fifth St., was reported at at 2:56 a.m. Preliminary estimates set damages at $1.5 million for the structure and $500,000 for the contents, fire officials said.

Because the building was made of non-reinforced masonry, it will have to be demolished, fire officials said.

The cause of the fire is undetermined; it is being investigated by Clovis Fire Department investigators.

When the first alarm rang, more than a dozen Clovis firefighters were dispatched. They reported heavy smoke coming from the front of the building.

The Fresno Fire Department and Fresno County Fire Department responded to the second alarm. In all, about 10 fire engines and 33 firefighters responded. No injuries were reported.

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