Fire destroys building in Midlothian

A building in Midlothian was destroyed Sunday morning when it caught fire.

Firefighters responded around 5:30 a.m. and saw heavy flames and thick smoke coming from the building.

It happened in the 13200 block of Midlothian Turnpike.  The building appeared to be empty and may have been a former antique store.

Midlothian Turnpike was closed for a short time while crews battled the fire.

The cause is under investigation.

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