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Fire damages neighborhood business on Sylvania Ave. in northeast Fort Worth

A fire caused heavy damage to a neighborhood convenience store Tuesday morning in northeast Fort Worth, a fire official said.

No injuries have been reported in the blaze.

The blaze was reported shortly before 10:30 a.m. as a commercial structure fire at 1304 N. Sylvania Ave.

Initially, the fire was reported outside of the building, but firefighters arrived to find smoke coming out of a building, fire officials said.

The blaze was at a multi-tenant neighborhood shopping center which was built in 1965, according to the Tarrant Appraisal District.

Most of the damage was to the roof of the store, fire officials said.

The store is located at the south end of the shopping center at N. Sylvania and Yucca avenues.

“When crews arrived they were met with heavy smoke and high heat conditions,” the Fort Worth Fire Department said in a Facebook post. “As crews searched for the fire, part of the roof collapsed and fire shot out of the roof of the building. Crews were called out of the building to regroup and attack the fire from a different point of entry. A 2nd alarm was called for and a total of 12 fire trucks were used to contain the fire in just under 45 minutes.”

The cause remains under investigation.

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