Suspicious Fire At Twin Falls Salvation Army Thrift Store
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Officials with the Twin Falls Salvation Army are wondering why one of the thrift store's sheds caught on fire Wednesday evening.
According to the store manager, the fire burned one of the sheds in the back lot and caused damage to another. The manager had left around seven that evening and received a call about the fire around 8:20 p.m.
Unfortunately, the shed contained new Christmas donations that were worth 11–thousand dollars. This translates to three to four thousand dollars for the Salvation Army.
Capt. Marcos Marquez, Twin Falls Salvation Army says, “now we're trying to automatically make up for 60–70% of income that we would have had and that goes a long way in the winter months when people come for a plate of hot food or help with their utility bills because they're trying to keep their house warm. That's when we need more funds and not having this is going to hurt us financially a little bit."
"It's pretty devastating. The sales in here would have been real nice. All the Christmas donations from Wal–Mart which were all brand new items and it would have been a great, great thing for customers and for the salvation army as well,” adds Patti Judd, Store Manager.
According to Judd, a cause of the fire has yet to be determined. If you know anything regarding this incident, please call the Twin Falls Police Department.