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Firefighters put out blaze at paint store
Paint store fire WEB
After extinguishing a fire Friday at Sherwin-Williams on Atlanta Highway, firefighters remove damaged parts of the building. - photo by Julie Arrington
A fire at a paint store Friday in southern Forsyth County appears to have started outside the building.

The Forsyth County Fire Department was dispatched around 5:20 p.m. to Sherwin-Williams at 2370 Atlanta Hwy. after flames were seen at the rear of the building.

Firefighters worked quickly to control the blaze. By about 5:40 p.m., they had begun salvage and overhaul work at the building.

Forsyth County Fire Department spokesman Capt. Jason Shivers said the fire likely started externally and made its way to the building.

Shivers said firefighters kept the fire from reaching racks of chemicals and paint inside the store.

No injuries were reported in the incident, Shivers said. The fire’s origin is under investigation.

Three engine companies and two ladder trucks responded to the fire.

Two additional engine companies and two service trucks were also en route, but canceled shortly after the original group arrived.