Monday, October 13, 2008

Candle Destroys Voodoo Supply Shop


SAN DIEGO -- A lit candle touched off a blaze that destroyed a San Diego voodoo supply shop and damaged an adjacent taco shop.

Police Sgt. Ray Battrick says intense smoke from the blaze led to the evacuation of several homes in the Grant Hill neighborhood on Sunday morning.

The Centro Botanico La Santisma store -- which sold herbs, amulets and other items related to Santeria and voodoo -- was destroyed.