Customers Saddened by Indio Plaza Fire
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INDIO - The investigation continues into what started a fire that destroyed several businesses in Indio.
It happened around 4:30 a.m. Friday at Kristen Plaza, along Highway 111 and Monroe Street.
Customer after customer pulled into the parking lot shocked to see the plaza gone.
Beckie drove from La Quinta to get dinner for her family at their favorite taco shop and was stunned to see the charred remains.
"I actually was calling to order food for dinner and my husband said its disconnected so I thought I'll just drive there. I had no idea that it had burned down," said Beckie.
Jonathan has been going to the restaurants at the plaza for decades and says he was looking forward to many more delicious meals.
"To come here since I was a teenager with my friends and my brothers. To bring in my child own children and having sushi for lunch with my wife. It's kind of hard these were some of our favorite hang outs and places to eat," said Jonathan Valdez of Indio.
Fire officials say the fire started at Frankie's Fresh Fish market and quickly spread to the other stores.
An employee of the plaza hopes the owner will rebuild the shopping center so the businesses can reopen.
"Its sad to see that this has happened. We've been here for so long. Its just a disaster," said Eli Infante a security and maintenance employee at the plaza.