‘Suspicious’ fire forces Trio restaurant to shut down until Labor Day weekend

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A popular Palm Springs eatery will be closed for several weeks after a “suspicious” fire broke out early Wednesday morning.

Fire crews arrived at about 2:20 am to the blaze at the complex housing Trio and Shag, an art gallery. The fire began in a building behind the building, reports KESQ. Crews were able to put it out in about 13 minutes.

The restaurant originally hoped to reopen immediately, but said in a Facebook post on Thursday that won’t be the case.

Many thanks to all of our Trio friends and family for all the well wishes during this time. There was an electrical fire…

Posted by TRIO Restaurant on Thursday, August 3, 2017

Investigators told the tv station they are investigating the fire as “suspicious.”

Jay Nailor, the owner of Shag, told KMIR the fire seemed suspicious as the truck that caught fire had been parked in back of the building for a few days and it was not owned by any of the employees.