Peoria Fire Arson Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire that caused over $700,000 to a local business.
According to Peoria Fire, two people were inside the South Stop Grocery when they were dispatched to 1218 S. Western Ave. at 2:31 a.m. Monday. When crews arrived the people managed to get out safely.
The Fire Department reports that the fire was large enough to prevent an inside attack and the roof quickly collapsed within five minutes of being on-scene. Firefighters then tried to prevent the flames from spreading to near-by structure, while also battling the subzero temperatures.
The remaining structure is scheduled to be demolished Monday.