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Multiple businesses damaged in Lawrence strip mall fire

LAWRENCE, Ind. (WISH) — Firefighters in Lawrence were working Tuesday to determine what caused a fire at a strip mall on Pendleton Pike.

Fire crews were called to a strip mall in the 8800 block of Pendleton Pike near 46th Street and Post Road just after 3 a.m., according to Lawrence Fire Chief Dino Batalis.

Investigators think the fire started in either Lawrence Liquors or Diamond Chips Lounge, which are side-by-side in the central part of the mall, Batalis told News 8.

Batalis says smoke from the fire traveled to all other businesses in the mall, including a cake shop, a pet supply store, a hookah store, and two restaurants.

No one was hurt in the fire.

No other information was immediately available.