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Mt. Enterprise convenience store goes up in flames

MOUNT ENTERPRISE, Texas (KTRE/KLTV) - Fire crews are still on the scene of a blaze which destroyed a salon and convenience store in Mount Enterprise.

According to Rusk County Sheriff's Department, the fire broke out sometime after 4:00 am at Jeanie's Convenient Store on the corner of Hwy 259 and Hwy 84.

According to a firefighter on the scene, nobody was injured in the fire. Fire crews are still extinguishing hot spots, but the fire is under control.

According to Heather Moore, the daughter of the building's owners, Joe and Stacye Moore, the convenience store was named Jeannie's Corner and it was an Exxon service station with a pizza parlor inside. In an adjoining building was Stayce's Salon.

Moore said the fire started in the middle of the building, and a tar roof made it tough for firefighters to gain control of the blaze.

Firefighters from Mount Enterprise, Laneville, Eastside and Henderson responded and had it under control by 6 a.m., keeping it from spreading to other downtown businesses, Moore said.

Moore said her parents have operated the business for 23 years. Moore was working there to pay for nursing school at Panola College.

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