- Associated Press - Friday, August 5, 2016

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say fire has gutted a strip mall in northern Idaho, causing part of the roof to collapse and ruining several stores.

Fire Inspector Craig Etherton says the entire fleet of the Coeur d’Alene Fire Department, three ambulances and vehicles from other fire departments responded to the fire Wednesday night.

He says flames climbed up to 30 feet and a quarter of the roof collapsed.

The mall includes Tangles Hair Salon, Golden City Loan and Pawn and the Good Samaritan Rehabilitation Thrift Store. Etherton says there was smoke and fire damage throughout the building and it’s not clear whether the structure will need to be demolished.

Etherton says inspectors don’t know yet what caused the fire but don’t suspect arson.

No injuries have been reported.

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