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Hattiesburg strip mall destroyed by fire

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM)- An blaze destroyed five businesses located at the 300 block of Katie Avenue in Hattiesburg early Tuesday morning.

Geneva Germany with the Hattiesburg Fire Department said firefighters received a call at around 1:30 a.m. advising them of a strip mall on the corner of Katie Avenue and John Street that was on fire.

Upon arrival, firefighters faced 40-foot-high flames shooting out of the roof of the building. 

Investigators don't know what exactly caused the fire, but they don't believe foul play was involved.

Investigators believe it started in a convenience store located in the center of the building.

No injuries were reported.

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