Gas Leak Sparks Strip Mall Fire

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(Memphis)  Investigators with the Memphis Fire Dept. are working to determine what caused a gas leak that led to a small fire at a North Memphis strip mall early Tuesday.

The fire broke out around 3 a.m. in the 3900 block of Jackson Ave. south of Wales Ave.

When firefighters arrived, the gas line behind the strip mall was on fire and had spread to a small section of the roof. MLGW crews were called in to shut off the gas.

There was only minor damage to the strip mall — mostly inside a Mexican bar.

No one was inside any of the businesses and no firefighters were injured.

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