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Firefighters work to put out 3-alarm fire at Salisbury store

It happened at the Carpet Queen on West Innes Street on Saturday night.

SALISBURY, N.C. — Firefighters were on the scene of a three-alarm fire at a carpet store in Salisbury Saturday night. 

It happened at the Carpet Queen on West Innes Street. 

Smoke was largely visible at the scene when crews first arrived. Salisbury officials had to call back-up to help put the fire out.

By the time firefighters arrived, the roof was already compromised. They attacked the fire from the outside, working their way in after.

No one was inside the Carpet Queen store when the fire first broke out, and there wasn't a large amount of carpet in the shop either. 

Rain in Salisbury at the time of the fire didn't necessarily help or hurt the operation, but it was an annoyance for firefighters at the scene. 

Firefighters were still putting out hot spots just before 11 p.m., but it was believed that Innes Road would reopen around 11:30 p.m.

The cause of the fire has not been released at this time. Officials say it's too soon to know if it was suspicious.

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