ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A dramatic fire last week that destroyed an Albuquerquerestaurant has been ruled arson.
Albuquerque Fire Department officials on Tuesday confirmed thatlast week's fire at El Sarape Restaurant at 4119 Central Ave. NEwas intentionally set.
Capt. Mike Paiz of the AFD Fire Investigations Division saidarson investigators found an incendiary device in the back storagearea of the restaurant, which is where the fire started.
"A person who intentionally sets that fire, they want thatbuilding to burn, so it's usually fast-moving fires," Paiz said."In this particular case, that's what happened. We had low burning,which means it started low and then, of course, worked its way up.There were a lot of combustibles in that storage area."
Investigators aren't going into much detail because they'restill looking into who started the fire.
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