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Big Dipper restaurant in Asheboro suffers minor fire damage

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663 N. Fayetteville St. in Asheboro (Google Maps)

ASHEBORO, N.C. — The Big Dipper restaurant in Asheboro is expected to reopen Tuesday after officials said a minor fire broke out at the business Monday.

The Asheboro Courier-Tribune reported that the fire started by accident in the kitchen area of the Big Dipper at 663 N. Fayetteville St. around 11:55 a.m. No injuries were reported.

The paper reported that the flames started in an inside wall beside the commercial gas stove. An estimated $1,000 worth of damage was reported, mainly to sheet rock.

Manager Lisa Ross estimated she lost about $3,000 for her inventory and no lunch and supper customers on Monday.

Source: The Asheboro Courier-Tribune.