Parker cafe fire

4:48pm– Reports are emerging that a local cafe known as the Early Bird is on fire. The cafe is located on California Avenue west of Riverside Drive intersection.

4:51pm– The fire may have spread to other storefronts in the mall.

4:56pm– First photographs.

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Via Cherre Hooper

5:02pm– Fire is almost out, according to observers on scene.


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Via Cherre Hooper


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Via Duce Minor


Via Orlando Short

8:16pm– Reports are that the damage to the cafe is mostly frontage, but that a thrift store next door has severe fire damage. Nobody is reported to be hurt.


  1. What kind of potato was Cherre using to take the pictures?

  2. It may have been compressed during sending. It came from an iPhone (the 1st pic is hers also!).

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