One firefighter sustained a possible broken hand after Salisbury Market and Deli caught fire twice Saturday morning. At approximately 6:30 a.m., firefighters were responded to a call at the store on West Turner Road where a small fire had ignited, possibly due to a leaky gas line, Fire Chief Dan Haverty said.
Haverty added that the fire was contained once crews shut off the gas line. He said firefighters were able to leave the premises shortly thereafter.
But at approximately 8:30 a.m., Lodi firefighters were once again called to Salisbury Market, where another fire had started in the back of the store near the deli and kitchen, Haverty said.
Though the fire was mostly contained to the deli area, Haverty added, smoke had infiltrated much of the store, damaging some of the products.
Haverty said one firefighter who had responded to the 8:30 a.m. call had been injured, possibly with a broken hand.
The firefighter was taken to Lodi Memorial Hospital and has since been released, according to Haverty.
The origin of the second fire is still unknown, Haverty said, and fire crews will most likely be working well into the afternoon to try to determine the fire’s cause.