Old Furniture Store Catches Fire Before Scheduled Demolition

An old furniture store that was scheduled to be demolished burned down on Tuesday morning.

Fresno firefighters say they were called to the closed-down Fantastic Furniture store on Blackstone, just south of Shields around 5:15 a.m.

They said the building's roof caved in recently, and it was scheduled to be leveled in coming days. The building's owner would have been responsible for all demolition costs.

Smoke and flames filled the air Tuesday morning, and firefighters upgraded the call to a two-alarm fire.

Traffic was shut down on Blackstone between Princeton and Shields to allow firefighters to work.

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