MORENO VALLEY (CBSLA) — A strip mall in Moreno Valley is partially destroyed after a fire broke out late Friday night.Edward Ayans Arrested On Suspicion Of Raping, Beating Elderly Woman In Moorpark
As firefighters were working, part of the second story collapsed.READ MORE: Pomona Man Arrested After Gun Found In Car
“When the building started to show signs of collapse, we went to a defensive posturing,” said Cal Fire Battalion Chief Alex Elward. “We ordered a third alarm because we knew this fire was going to evolve, which it did.”
Fire crews are still assessing the damage. At least 17 businesses are impacted by the damage, including a church that was mostly spared.MORE NEWS: Judge Orders LA To Offer Shelter To All Unhoused Skid Row Residents By October
The cause of the fire is under investigation.