A fire that burned an Anaheim gas station and convenience store early Monday morning may not have been an accident, according to one employee.
A clerk at the Orange County store said a man was acting suspiciously outside the Chevron gas station, at around 3:30 a.m.
That man ended up taking off his shirt and lighting it on fire. He then entered the closed convenience store on La Palma Avenue and Sunkist Way, where he started a bigger fire near the cash register.
Firefighters were able to stop the flames, knocking down the blaze within 30 minutes and before the fire reached the gas pumps.
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The store was heavily damaged, and the clerk suffered minor smoke inhalation, but expects to be okay.
No information about arrests has been released.