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Yuma J.C. Penney store fire extinguished by sprinkler system

Yuma Fire Department

Yuma Fire Department says no injuries have been reported

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The Yuma Fire Department (YFD) says a J.C. Penney store caught fire, damaging a storage room but was extinguished by its sprinkler system.

After 4 p.m. on September 1, an alarm went off at a J.C. Penny on Yuma Palms Parkway.

Upon arrival, firefighters saw the building being evacuated and smoke coming from a shoe department storage room.

Fire damage seen in shoe department storage room. Courtesy Yuma Fire Department.

The sprinkler system extinguished the fire and no injuries were reported, according to YFD.

Fire damage was contained within the storage room and water damage was seen in other parts of the building.

YFD says the store was closed but will reopen after clean-up and repairs are done.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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