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North Idaho Newsroom: CDA Business Fire Being Investigated As Arson

COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho - A Gas can found under a manager's desk lead investigators to believe two Coeur d'Alene businesses under the same roof were destroyed by arson.
 
The Helmet Outlet U.S.A. and Kirby's vacuum are a total loss after fire investigators say someone broke in to a back window and lit the building on fire.

Investigators say there is an overwhelming amount of evidence pointing to arson. Initial 911 calls to police indicate someone saw a man running from the building after it went up in flames.

A gas can was also found underneath Mike Murphy, the owner of the building's desk. The two businesses sit at 5648 N. Government way only a block away from the Kootenai County Sheriff's office and investigators say the building was lit on fire a little more than an hour after the two businesses closed around 8:30 Friday Night.
 
Together the businesses employ about 10 workers all are now out of a job. Owner Mike Murphy believes this may be a personal attack he says, "personal against me is fine, but not against all the families that are out of work right now." Murphy also says whoever broke in knew the building well. He says the window that was broken in to was the only window without an alarm on it.
 
The damage is estimated to be more than 750,000 dollars.

If you have any information you are asked to contact the Kootenai County Sheriff's office. 208-446-1300.
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