Strip mall fire in Chandler initially considered suspicious, ruled accidental

Posted at 8:29 AM, Jul 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-09 17:43:06-04

CHANDLER, AZ — Firefighters battled what was considered a "suspicious" fire at a strip mall in Chandler. Investigators have since discovered the fire originated from a produce display appliance and ruled the fire accidental and not criminal in nature.

Crews got the call just before 6:30 a.m. Saturday for the fire near Chandler Boulevard and Dobson Road.

When firefighters arrived, they did not see smoke from the outside. Once they entered the business, they found it was filled with white smoke and located a small fire.

It is not believed there is extensive fire damage to the business.

Chandler Police are asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious to call them at 480-782-4130.