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Firefighters extinguish blaze in Atlanta Kroger

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fire that closed a Kroger store on Atlanta's east side.

Firefighters say the sprinkler system prevented the blaze in a storage area from spreading to the rest of the store late Wednesday night in the city's Edgewood neighborhood.

Still, damage was significant enough to close the 24-hour store until repairs and cleanup are completed.

Atlanta Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Todd Edwards says that firefighters arrived shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday and found smoke coming from the back of the store.

The employees and customers were evacuated. No injuries were reported.