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Fire of unknown origin damages 3 businesses at Phoenix strip mall

May 24, 2021, 11:35 AM | Updated: May 25, 2021, 8:56 am
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PHOENIX – Three businesses were damaged by a fire of unknown origin at a central Phoenix strip mall Monday morning, authorities said.

Firefighters responded to reports of flames at Washouse Laundry, on the east side 16th Street just south of Thomas Road, around 6:30 a.m., according to a Phoenix Fire Department press release.

Crews encountered heavy fire and smoke coming from multiple stores in the strip mall.

They contained the flames to three businesses: Washouse Laundry, K-Fashion and Metro PCS.

The blaze was extinguished before it could spread to any of the eight other adjoining store fronts.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Fire of unknown origin damages 3 businesses at Phoenix strip mall