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Tucson Fire Department: Sprinklers kept fire in store from spreading

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TUCSON, Arizona — The Tucson Fire Department credits a store's sprinkler system with keeping a fire in check until crews arrived to put it out.

The department says firefighters responding to a water flow alarm at a BigLots store on South Harrison Road early Thursday morning found smoke coming from the rear of the building.

Firefighters found heavy smoke inside the store and a fire in the rear of the building, which was full of merchandise.

Cause of the fire is under investigation and there's no estimate on cost of fire damage.

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