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

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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