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Fire inside West End store under investigation

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) -

The Henrico Fire Department said a small fire inside a West End store forced the temporary closure of stores surrounding it, but the fire was quickly extinguished.

The fire broke out Wednesday afternoon at Avenue clothing store in the 9000 block of Staples Mill Road in Richmond. Avenue is one of several in the Staples Mill Plaza shopping center. Authorities said the fire was brought under control by the store's sprinkler system. 

According to witnesses at the scene, Avenue remains closed while fire crews investigate. Adjacent to the store is a Sweet Frog yogurt shop, where Avenue employees are waiting for the all-clear to go back in the store.

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