Employees, customer escape Family Dollar store fire

ATLANTA — Atlanta firefighters extinguished a fire that broke out at Family Dollar store Wednesday morning.

Crews were on scene at the store on 2178 Campbellton Road in southwest Atlanta around 11:30 a.m.

Flames and smoke could be see shooting from the store.

Channel 2′s Steve Gehlbach learned that the fire started in the front of the store near the cash register. Four workers tried putting out the fire before getting out of control.

The employees and one customer made it out safely.