The cause of a fire that destroyed a shop in North Delta late Monday afternoon is under investigation.
Shannon Crespin, station manager, reports that 20 of the Delta Fire Department's 30 volunteers battled the blaze at 755 1600 Road. When they arrived on scene, the shop was fully engulfed in flames. Gusting winds spread the fire to a field behind the shop, forcing firefighters to battle the blaze on two fronts. They also extinguished flames that were headed toward the house about 15 feet from the shop.
The fire destroyed a car, some furniture and other items stored in the shop, which ultimately caved in, Crespin said. The property is owned by Samuel Williams.
At about 9:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, officers of the Delta Police Department were dispatched to a robbery reported at Arby's, located at 107 Gunnison River Drive. An extensive search of the area was conducted and the suspect was not located.
The suspect was reported to have walked into Arby's and after a brief conversation with an employee, was able to leave the store with a small amount of cash and coins.