Sparks business fire considered suspicious

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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - Fire crews are investigating to determine the cause of a fire inside "Prime Trailer," a store that rents out trailers in the 1500 block of South McCarran Boulevard and Greg Street.

It broke out around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018. It was initially called in as a fire alarm activation, so a crew from the Sparks Fire Department was sent to the scene to investigate.

Upon arrival the crew saw smoke coming out of the roll-up door and upgraded it to a second alarm fire; and backup was called. Additional crews arrived and entered the building, finding a fire inside.

Fire officials say the fire was held in check thanks to a working sprinkler system. The fire is out now but investigators are calling it suspicious and say it may stem from a burglary at the business.

"The cause of the fire is still under investigation but our indication is that it might have been a burglary because there were signs of forced entry prior to our arrival," said Battalion Chief Derek Keller from the Sparks Fire Department.

Fire officials say the fire mostly caused structural damage and was contained to one building.

The Sparks Police Department was on scene to further investigate the incident.

No injuries have been reported.