Basking Ridge strip mall evacuated due to suspected arson attempt

? A Basking Ridge strip mall was evacuated Saturday after fire officials said someone tried to set a fire.

Employees say they smelled gas at the Lyons Mall and called 911. Authorities later told workers and patrons of the Sienna Café to immediately leave the restaurant, whether they paid or not. Other businesses were also evacuated. Investigators say they found five cans of gasoline on the roof of the restaurant and believe it was an attempted arson.

Authorities are investigating whether the incident is related to another of the mall?s restaurants going up in flames last week.

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