Investigators believe grocery store fire was arson

Posted by Trina Kinstler - email

CLIFTON, OH (FOX19) - Fire crews are investigating a fire at a local grocery store as arson.

The fire started in a dumpster in the back of the IGA at Clifton and Ludlow Ave. around 3 a.m. Monday morning.

Firefighters say three teens were seen in the area around the time of the fire, but it's unclear if they were involved.

The fire was mostly contained to the dumpster, but the building did suffer some smoke damage. The Health Department will be on the scene later Monday to see if any food was damaged. They will then determine when the store can reopen.