Arson investigators seek answers after suspicious fire at Miami strip mall
Eviction notice on door claims Rumba's Discoteque owes $16,500
MIAMI – Arson investigators are trying to determine what led to a suspicious fire early Thursday on Northwest Seventh Street in Miami.
The fire started shortly after 3 a.m. at Rumba's Discoteque.
Miami Department of Fire-Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll Jr. said firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the business. He said the front window pane was removed and the door was unlocked.
Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the flames.
Carroll said firefighters are still trying to make contact with the owner of the business.
The owner of a karate studio above the nightclub said he's seen graffiti and signs of vandalism to the business.
"Working in the night, you don't see nice people coming out from there," Dario Rossi told Local 10 News.
An eviction notice on the door claims the tenant owes $16,500 in rent and late fees.
The nightclub was closed at the time of the fire.
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