MONROE Authorities are investigating the fire that extensively damaged the interior of a grocery store on the city s east side.
A Monroe police officer on patrol reported the blaze at the Monroe Food Center, 1104 East Fourth St., about 9:20 a.m. after seeing smoke coming from the building. The store s owner discovered fire inside at about the same time and, with his wife, safely fled the otherwise unoccupied store.
The fire is being investigated by the Monroe County Fire Investigation Unit. A damage estimate was not available.