La Junta dry cleaning business destroyed in fire

Photo: Teresa Heltibridle

LA JUNTA, Colo. (KKTV) - A locally-owned dry cleaning business was destroyed in a fire early Monday morning.

La Junta firefighters battled the flames for more than an hour, finally getting the fire under control at 4:42 a.m.

A witness who works at the Safeway a block away said she stepped out the back door around 4 a.m. and saw the building that houses Star Cleaners engulfed in flames.

Star Cleaners is located on West 3rd Street and Safeway on West 2nd.

Due to the large monetary loss, arson investigators are now assisting the fire department in finding a cause and origin for the fire.