It could be a week before firefighters are able to determine a cause and point of origin of a strip mall fire early Friday morning at 2981 Jefferson St., Napa Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Stuart said Friday afternoon.
The 1 a.m. fire destroyed the six businesses in the strip mall near Pueblo Avenue, Stuart said. Among them are the Latino Market, a hair salon, nail salon, restaurant, jewelry store and money wiring business, Stuart said.
The 250-foot- by 50-foot strip mall that burned is one of two on the property, Stuart said. The building that houses the businesses is a total loss, but some personal belongings were saved, Stuart said.
"We have to secure it and shore up the walls before we get in," Stuart said.
Thirty-three firefighters and six command staff members from the Napa Fire Department, Napa County Fire Department, Cal Fire and American Canyon Fire Department responded to the two-alarm fire, Stuart said.
One firefighter sprained an ankle, Stuart said.
By Bay City News Service.