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Firefighters extinguish early morning fire

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CHICO, Calif. - Chico firefighters are searching for a man they said could be connected to an early morning fire at Alpha Garden Supply Monday.

At approximately 5 a.m., firefighters got a report of a fire that had started in an outdoor recycling bin and had possibly spread to the rear of the building.

When they arrived on scene, they immediately put out the recycling bin fire and forced their way in the building, where they extinguished the fire in approximately five minutes.

Firefighters said the building suffered minimal damage with the majority coming from smoke.

They said when they arrived on scene, they saw a man riding away on a blue bicycle that could be connected to the fire.

He is described as a white male, 5 ft. 8 in., wearing a tan jacket and blue pants.

Call the Chico Fire Department with information.

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