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Fire Shuts Down Popular Fig Garden Village Bakery. When Will It Reopen?



A fire that shut down La Boulangerie in Fresno appears to have started in a ventilation system. (GV Wire/Edward Smith)
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A small fire forced one of Fresno’s iconic bakeries to shut its doors on Monday.

Workers and owners of La Boulangerie in Fig Garden Village spent Monday cleaning up after a fire in the bathroom shut the bakery down, according to a representative with the business. The store should be back baking its famous breads and pastries Tuesday, the person said.

Updates will be provided on the store’s social media pages, according to the representative.

The fire appears to have started in the vent, the person said. The Business Journal reported the downtown Fresno location also closed Monday.

The French bakery opened in Fresno in 1980, selling breads, pastries, and cakes. They opened their Downtown Fresno walkup window opened in 2020.

Edward Smith began reporting for GV Wire in May 2023. His reporting career began at Fresno City College, graduating with an associate degree in journalism. After leaving school he spent the next six years with The Business Journal, doing research for the publication as well as covering the restaurant industry. Soon after, he took on real estate and agriculture beats, winning multiple awards at the local, state and national level. You can contact Edward at 559-440-8372 or at

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