Old Riverside Grocery building total loss after fire Sunday

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Courtesy Botetourt Fire & EMS

FINCASTLE (WSLS 10) - Crews from seven localities were called to battle a fire the old Riverside Grocery Sunday.

The building on the 8700 block of Springwood Road was overtaken by flames when crews from Buchanan, Fincastle, Eagle Rock, Troutville, Blue Ridge, Read Mountain, and Botetourt arrived on the scene. It took 40 firefighters until about 2 a.m. to put out the flames.

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Botetourt Fire & EMS said no one was inside the building and no one was hurt in the fire. However, two residents at apartment in the back of the structure were displaced.

The building was a total loss. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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