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Fire at PetSmart in Central Park, all pets OK

The Fredericksburg Fire Department responded to PetSmart in Central Park  this afternoon for a HVAC fire on the roof of the store.


After the unit caught on fire, the building filled with smoke and a store employee called the fire department.

All pets and people were safely evacuated and nobody was injured, said Fredericksburg Police Spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe.