Business at heart of White Plains fire in financial trouble

A fire that destroyed a White Plains business appears to be just the latest incident in a string of bad luck for the owner.

The owner of the Bengal Tiger, which was demolished in a fire Wednesday along with 13 other businesses on East Post Road, was in the process of Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings, which means the restaurant was up for sale. The owner owes the state more than $300,000 in back taxes. However, the bankruptcy attorney representing the state told News 12 that because there's a cap on the insurance policy, any claim wouldn't pay off the debt.

As for the fire investigation, officials say they know the fire started in the basement of the Bengal Tiger, but they are still unclear as to how it started.

13 businesses damaged in White Plains fire

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