|The back of Foods, Etc. in Clearlake, Calif., had some damage due to an early morning fire on Saturday, August 11, 2012. Photo by Elizabeth Larson.|
CLEARLAKE, Calif. – On Saturday afternoon cleanup was still under way behind Foods, Etc. after an early morning damaged the back of the structure.
The fire was first reported at around 2 a.m. Saturday behind the store, located at 15290 Lakeshore Drive, as Lake County News reported.
The store was open for business on Saturday, with the main part of the building undamaged.
Manager Trisha Lennon said the store’s bottle room, where supplies were kept, was burned.
She said the investigation into the cause is still in the early stages. “We really don’t know much.”
During the fire, Lake County Fire Protection District had asked Cal Fire to send in a handcrew to help pull apart large bales of compacted cardboard behind the store.
On Saturday, a crew was at work behind the store, removing piles of the burned cardboard.
In addition to the charred structure of the bottle room, parts of the main store building’s exterior were black from the fire. Some racks, shopping carts and other equipment also were damaged.
The fire also did serious damage to the corner of a building behind the store.
“Quite a bit of damage was done,” Lennon said.
Fire officials couldn’t be reached Saturday for additional details about the incident.
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A crew worked to clean up burned cardboard and other materials behind Foods, Etc. in Clearlake, Calif., on Saturday, August 11, 2012. Photo by Elizabeth Larson.