An investigation was continuing Tuesday into an act of arson at a Target in Menifee that led to extensive damage in part of the store.

Menifee police Lt. Denise Keith said that the fire was intentionally set about 7:30 a.m. Sunday inside the outlet, which is located at 30340 Haun Road, just west of Interstate 215.

Keith said the blaze occurred in one section of the store and did not spread, thanks to actions by employees, who subsequently evacuated and were not injured.

“The fire and fire suppression system caused a considerable amount of damage,” the police spokeswoman said, adding that operations at the business have been temporarily impacted.

Keith said that Menifee police detectives are coordinating with Cal Fire arson investigators to determine who ignited the fire and why.

Anyone with information was urged to contact Cal Fire at 951-943-4970.

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