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Early Morning Fire Damages Raleigh Businesses

Posted September 25, 2000

— One business was destroyed and five others damaged after an early morning fire at a Raleigh shopping center.

Fire broke out at Brookside Plaza, located at Brookside and Glascock streets, at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Chris' Barber Shop was one of the buildings ruined by smoke and water.

"It was devastating, you know, I was shocked when I found out," says shop owner Olsegun Fosanya.

Fosanya, who ran the shop for 12 years with his son, says he might have to find a new location.

Investigators believe the fire started at Miami Pizza. They say it could take a few days before they know the cause. They have collected samples to send to the SBI for their assistance as well.

The shopping center is located is a residential area. Firefighters evacuated residents of a nearby home for a short time. No one was hurt in the fire.


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