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Fire rips through Midtown shopping center

Businesses are boarded up and a firefighter is recovering from a minor injury after a fire ripped through a Midtown shopping center.

Firefighters said they believe the fire started Monday when a dryer got too hot inside Best Cleaners and spread to neighboring businesses at Ansley II on Monroe Drive, according to Channel 2 Action News.

A fire at the Ansley II shopping center put more than a dozen people out of work. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

The fire put more than a dozen people out of work, including those at a nail salon and eight at a barbershop in the strip mall.

“It’s pretty devastating,” American Haircuts Barber & Shop owner Greg Martin told Channel 2. “I mean … we just opened in May. The timing couldn’t have been any worse.”

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