September 24, 1997 in Idaho

Welding Torch Ignites Grocery-Store Blaze

From Staff Reports

A fire sparked by a construction worker’s welding torch Tuesday forced the evacuation of a new Hayden grocery store.

No one was injured, but several dozen Albertsons customers and employees had to leave carts in the aisles and groceries at the checkout counter about 5:40 p.m.

Firefighters quickly stopped the blaze, limiting damage to a small section of roof..

, DataTimes

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