A fire in Rockingham County guts a popular store. Fire personnel responded to smoke coming from the Dollar General in Broadway on West Lee Street around 1:30 this afternoon. The building has no windows except in front, and without ventilation, the fire spread rapidly.
Flammable products like paint and cleaning supplies caused some explosions. No one was hurt, but it took about an hour and a half to put out the blaze. Investigators are still trying to pinpoint the cause.