Fire damages downtown Kingman convenience store

Fire crews respond to an early morning fire Thursday in Kingman. (HERBERTA SCHROEDER/Courtesy)

Fire crews respond to an early morning fire Thursday in Kingman. (HERBERTA SCHROEDER/Courtesy)

KINGMAN - A downtown Kingman convenience store sustained heavy smoke and heat damage in an early morning fire Thursday.

The call at the market, located at 210 W. Andy Devine Avenue, came in at 1:10 a.m., according to Kingman Assistant Fire Chief Keith Eaton.

The first firefighters who arrived reported heavy smoke coming from the building and found a fire in a building at the rear of the property that was entering the main building, said Eaton. Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading beyond the building in which it started and the rear area of the store.

The store was closed when fire broke out and nobody was inside. No injuries were reported and investigators continue to look for a cause.

Eaton said 24 firefighters, including a crew from Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District, spent about seven hours at the scene.

Eaton said he did not have an estimate regarding financial damage.