Dumpster fire damages Red Bluff business

Aug 10, 2015 10:14 PM by Charlene Cheng

"The heartache I'm feeling right now because someone could think so little to do something like they did. I don't understand it, they had nothing to gain," said Lori Kinner, who owns Tommy K's Frozen Yogurt Shop in Red Bluff.

Seven years ago, she poured her savings into the business on Pine Street.

It's what she has left of her late husband, Tommy, a 25-year veteran of the Red Bluff Fire Department who passed away in a car accident a decade ago.

"We have three grown children, and this has given them something to hang onto as well as myself," Kinner said.

The fire was reported at around 4:15 on Sunday morning. Fire investigators say it started in a dumpster outside of the business, traveled up a wall, and quickly spread into the attic.

As officials continue to look for a suspect, customers are rallying around Lori.

"I feel really sad that this happened and it's a hassle for everybody, and not the least of it is Lori, my goodness," said Nancy Nolan, a frequent customer.

"People have Facebooked me. They're willing to do anything to help me. They're just amazing," said Kinner.

She is offering a reward for information on who started the fire.

If you know anything, you're asked to contact the Red Bluff Fire Department.


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