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Petersburg fire destroys 2 structures, damages 2

Monday - 10/7/2013, 4:48pm  ET

PETERSBURG, Va. - Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed two structures and damaged two others in downtown Petersburg.

Media outlets report that the fire began early Monday morning in an abandoned structure and spread to the other structures.

City spokeswoman Joanne Williams says a floral shop and a hair salon were destroyed.

Fire Chief T.C. Hairston says one firefighter suffered a back injury while fighting the fire.

Firefighters discovered the fire while returning from an earlier dumpster fire.

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