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UPDATE: Lenoir County store fire believed to be accidental

Tienda Edith store fire in Lenoir County
Tienda Edith store fire in Lenoir County(WITN)
Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 9:17 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 26, 2022 at 3:58 PM EST
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LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Officials say a small store caught on fire early Wednesday morning.

Spokesman for Lenoir County Bryan Hanks says the fire happened around 4 a.m. at the store Tienda Edith on Highway 55 West near Seven Springs. Hanks says when the Seven Springs Fire Department arrived, the store was covered in flames.

Hanks says firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control within an hour. No one was inside at the time of the fire and no firefighters were hurt.

He says the cause of the fire is believed to be accidental, but it is still being investigated by Lenoir County Emergency Services.

The building is a total loss.

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