Daytona Beach Shores swim shop ignites hours after grand opening, police say

Part of 'Rusty Cat USA' building collapses


DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. – A Daytona Beach Shores swim shop that had just celebrated its grand opening on Wednesday ignited overnight, causing part of the building to collapse.

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The fire was reported at the Rusty Cat USA on A1A near Silver Beach Avenue late Wednesday night.

Police say an officer was patrolling close by when a driver spotted the fire and flagged him down.

Two employees were inside of the store, unaware that their store was burning, according to police.

No injuries were reported.

Police said it took several hours for fire officials to control the fire.

The state fire marshal's office is investigating, but officials say the fire doesn't appear to be suspicious and started on the roof.

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