Lexington firefighters battled a significant blaze Thursday night at the Family Dollar store, 481 West New Circle Road, near Russell Cave Road.
The fire department was called at 11:21 p.m. and it took firefighters at least an hour to get the flames under control.
The Family Dollar and an adjacent restaurant were both badly damaged.
Battalion Chief Brian Wainscott said that firefighters saw smoke pouring from the restaurant as they arrived.
About 60 firefighters were involved in fighting the fire, he said. The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but investigators were on the scene.
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