Fire burns 3 businesses at Fontana strip mall

FONTANA, Calif. (KABC) -- Firefighters early Tuesday morning extinguished a fire that damaged part of a strip mall in Fontana.

The blaze was reported shortly after 2 a.m. at the single-story location near Sierra and San Bernardino avenues, according to the San Bernardino Fire Department.

Firefighters arrived at the scene to find intense flames and smoke emanating from the roof of the building, which was not equipped with sprinklers, investigators said. The fire did not affect the interior of the strip mall, which remained structurally sound.

Three businesses, including a barber shop-beauty salon, were damaged in the fire.

"I just think about the people working for me, that they're going to be out of work for quite a time, until these guys get fixed everything," said Francisco Nunez, owner of the salon. "We'll see what's going to happen now."

The cause of the incident is under investigation.
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