Fresno, California — The town of Fresno has lost its last hardware store and is trying to find another.
It’s been in business for years, selling everything from kitchen equipment to refrigerators.
The hardware store at 1226 W. Santa Rosa Road has been gone for about a year.
A few months ago, the store was sold to a local company, but it’s not clear what it’ll be used for.
It was set to open for business on Friday.
A neighbor called the Fresno Fire Department on Sunday afternoon to report the fire, and the fire department responded and put out the blaze.
Firefighters used a ladder to get in the store, but no one was injured.
It appeared to be a one-time incident, fire officials said.
Fire officials said the store may reopen once it’s repaired.