As the investigation comes to a close, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services estimates that the damage to the Second Chance Thrift Shop is in the millions of dollars.
Around 5:18 a.m. on Oct. 8, fire crews responded to multiple 911 calls reporting substantial amounts of smoke and flames in the area of 77 Street and Coronet Road.
The report was swiftly upgraded to a two-alarm fire, requiring additional teams to help put out the fire.
The fire was under control roughly two hours later and firefighters remained on the scene throughout the day to monitor hot spots.
Investigators have determined the cause of the fire started from an electrical short within an engine compartment from a vehicle that was parked inside the building.
Damages are estimated at $9 million with $4 million due to structural damage and the other $5 million due to loss of content.