Crews investigating fire that damaged reptile store in central Fresno

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Saturday, January 21, 2023
Crews investigating fire that damaged reptile store in central Fresno
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Fresno Fire crews are investigating an early morning commercial fire at the Blue Planet aquarium and Regal reptile stores off Shields and Fruit.

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Fresno Fire crews are investigating an early morning commercial fire at the Blue Planet Aquarium and Regal Reptile store off Shields and Fruit Avenue.

Investigators say the fire broke out just after 4:00 Saturday morning in an electrical room in the building.

Crews arrived to find heavy smoke and flames.

They were able to quickly stop the fire.

Officials say one of the businesses suffered heavy smoke damage and several of the reptiles died from the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.