Patrick Love, Poudre Fire Authority

A suspicious fire caused more than $1 million in damage to a Fort Collins sign business early Thursday morning and now is being investigated as a possible burglary.

The fire at Signs Now caused severe damage to the building at 1438 Riverside Avenue.  The blaze started just before 5 a.m. on Thursday.  Poudre Fire Authority had the fire under control by 7:40 a.m.

Police report that a door at the business appeared to have been broken open, and detectives are working to confirm whether the building was burglarized. People at Painter's Supply a couple blocks away also reported a burglary to police Thursday morning. Investigators found that someone had forced entry into that building  and taken computer equipment along with a small amount of cash. Thanks to Patrick Love from Poudre Fire Authority for the photos.
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