The tips of her eyebrows and ponytail singed by the flames, Cisnes was trembling as she recounted the ordeal.
No one was killed, but the blaze badly damaged the store, and a pungent smell of burning deodorants and medicine hung thick in the air.
The Knights have openly defied the government, putting out videos in the media and accusing the vigilantes of being infiltrated by other criminal gangs moving into Michoacan.
Mora denies there are any drug gang members in his ranks.
“I had some great offers from the Knights Templar ... to join them, but I’m not going to sell out,” he said.