The Fayetteville Fire Department responded to the fire just after 9:30 p.m. after a passer-by saw black smoke coming from the building.
There was extensive damage to the interior of the building, but no serious injuries were reported and the fire was contained. One fireman was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. He was later released.
The Fayetteville Police Department closed Robeson Street for about seven hours overnight while crews put out the fire and began investigating the cause.
Surveillance video helped determine that the cause was accidental.
No other information was released.
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