An early-morning fire damaged an Atwater gift shop Tuesday, causing thousands in damages.
Cal Fire firefighters from Atwater and Merced County were called at 4:55 a.m. to Castle Gifts & More on First Street in Atwater, Cal Fire Battalion Chief Justin Wight said.
The fire appears to have started inside the business in the northeast corner of the building. Firefighters extinguished the flames in about 20 to 30 minutes, Wight said, and prevented the fire from spreading to neighboring businesses.
Early damage estimates were put around $100,000 to 150,000, Wight said.
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The cause of the fire remained under investigation Tuesday afternoon.
A total of 11 firefighters responded to the scene.
There were no injuries.
The gift shop will have to remain closed for the time being, firefighters said.