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Crews working to put out fire at Martinsville furniture store

Authorities said crews arrived around 3:30 a.m.
Authorities said crews arrived around 3:30 a.m.

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Crews are on the scene of a furniture store fire in Martinsville, according to Martinsville Fire & EMS.

Authorities said the fire is at Southern Finishing Company off of East Church Street. The fire is a dust fire according to first responders, who said they got to the scene around 3:30 a.m.

When crews first arrived, they said they saw flames coming from the hopper house where sawdust is stored. According to the fire chief, crews at the scene are now working on spreading the sawdust across the parking lot in order to put out the fire.

Crews are working to get heavy equipment to assist with cleanup and said they plan to be at the scene for several hours.

Authorities said there was no one inside except for a security guard and no one was hurt.

10 News has a crew en route to the scene to learn more.

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