Investigators no longer looking at arson as cause of Denver pizzeria fire

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Serioz Pizzeria experienced damage to the back and side of the restaurant after a fire lit in a nearby trash can spread to the building on Nov. 5, 2013.

Serioz Pizzeria experienced damage to the back and side of the restaurant after a fire lit in a nearby trash can spread to the building on Nov. 5, 2013.

DENVER — Initially, investigators appeared to be looking into the possibility that a fire that damaged a Denver pizzeria was set by an arsonist on Tuesday night, but that possibility was no longer being considered as of Wednesday morning.

Denver Fire confirmed the blaze was reported around 10 p.m. on Tuesday at Serioz Pizzeria, near the intersection of East 17th Avenue and Humboldt Street.

On Wednesday morning, investigators indicated the fire may have spread to the restaurant from a trash can that had gone up in flames nearby, but they were no able to confirm that as a point of origin.

Images from the scene showed the building, which had also caught fire two years ago, had damage on the side and in the back, though the front of the building remained largely unharmed.

Denver Fire indicated that damage from the fire was all external, and that no one was injured in the blaze.