Neon sign sets Winter Park shopping plaza roof on fire, firefighters say

by: Chip Skambis Updated:

WINTER PARK, Fla. - A fire charred the roof and exterior of a dry cleaner and restaurant in a Winter Park shopping plaza late Saturday, firefighters said. 

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The Winter Park Fire Department responded to the blaze at 847 S. Orlando Ave. around 11:50 p.m. to find a fire on the roof of the shopping plaza building near the intersection with Fairbanks. 

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Moe's Southwest Grill employees at the plaza who were leaving work saw smoke and called the Fire Department, firefighters said. 

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Firefighters said the fire started with a malfunctioning neon sign at American Cleaners and spread to the roof of the building. 

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Firefighters extinguished the blaze around 12:30 a.m.

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