MORENO VALLEY (CBSLA) — A strip mall in Moreno Valley is partially destroyed after a fire broke out late Friday night.Funeral Service Held In Covina Hills For Lance Cpl. Dylan Merola, Among The 13 Killed In Aug. 26 Bombing Attack In Kabul
As firefighters were working, part of the second story collapsed.READ MORE: Acura Grand Prix Of Long Beach Returned This Weekend After Pandemic Forced Cancellation Of Last Year's Events
“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: Ronnie Andrew Garcia, 43, Identified As Man Shot And Killed By Huntington Beach Police Saturday
The cause of the fire is under investigation.