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PHOENIX -- A Phoenix strip mall was damaged by fire early Tuesday morning.

Firefighters said the fire started on the roof of the shopping center at 19th Avenue just south of Camelback Road. A vacant office and a massage/tanning salon appeared to have the most damage while other shops suffered smoke damage.

Romaldo Gonzales owns a computer-repair shop in the mall close to where the fire was and is relieved his business is intact.

"I had a lot of smoke in there but we opened up the door and let a lot of it out. ... it's a big relief. I was impressed with the firefighters because they put this out quickly."

Gonzales started getting alerts on his cellphone around 1:30 and raced over to the mall. He planned to open for business as usual.

Fire investigators are still searching for a cause for the blaze.

Jim Cross, Reporter

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