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Massive fire rips through business outside uptown

The Charlotte Fire Department is currently battling a structure fire in north Charlotte early Thursday morning.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Fire officials are investigating after a north Charlotte business went up in flames Thursday morning.

Charlotte Fire tweeted that crews responded to a fire at Shell's Plaza in the 2300 block of Beatties Ford Road at the intersection with Dr. Webber Avenue a little before 7 a.m. Firefighters at the scene reported heavy smoke coming from the building. It took a team of 40 firefighters about a half-hour to put out the fire.

Fire officials said no one was hurt and have not determined the cause of the fire.

This is a developing story. Please stick with WCNC.com as more information becomes available.