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2 businesses suffer fire damage of $500,000

When Shirlyn Frederick heard the cries of “fire!” she ran from the laundromat to the Jamaican restaurant next door, where the cook was trying to subdue a small fire that had broken out behind the refrigerator.

But as flames burst toward the ceiling and black smoke filled the room, Frederick quickly realized the fire was too strong, and the pair ran to safety.

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