Officials: Fire at Pearl East Chinese restaurant in Stamford may have been intentional

Authorities believe the fire that damaged a Chinese restaurant in Stamford may have been intentionally set. The fire broke out at Pearl East on Summer

The fire damaged the restaurant early Tuesday morning.

The fire damaged the restaurant early Tuesday morning. (Credit: News 12 Connecticut)

STAMFORD - Authorities believe the fire that damaged a Chinese restaurant in Stamford may have been intentionally set.

The fire broke out at Pearl East on Summer Street just after 4 a.m. Tuesday. Part of the road was shut down due to the smoke spreading over a 12-block radius.

Firefighters say the building is a complete loss for the restaurant's owner.

The fire marshal is investigating whether arson was the cause.

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