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Fire Guts Raleigh Furniture Store

Posted December 17, 2007 8:26 p.m. EST
Updated December 18, 2007 11:07 a.m. EST

— A fire heavily damaged Schumacher's by Design furniture store in Raleigh Monday evening.

Numerous fire stations responded to the blaze at 8740 Glenwood Ave. , which broke out around 7:30 p.m. Crews had it under control by 8:15 p.m.

The fire gutted the interior of the 3,500-square-foot store, leaving only the frame standing. Officials said the building did not have a sprinkler system. No injuries were reported.

The total cost of damages is estimated to be $500,000. Schumacher's was established in 2001 and is family owned.

Officials said the cause of the fire was under investigation.