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Crews investigate fire at Greensboro bar, arson suspected

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Crews are investigating a second-alarm fire Friday morning at a business in Greensboro and authorities say there is reason to believe it was arson.

The incident was reported at the Brass Taps bar 2506 Battleground Ave. The Greensboro Fire Department tweeted about the fire at about 5:20 a.m.

Nobody was in the building at the time of the fire, according to the fire department. Smoke was visible from the building on Friday.

Thirty-seven fire personnel were on the scene of the fire, which was completely extinguished and under control by 6:30 a.m., according to the fire department.

The owner of Brass Taps said the bar is too damaged to be open today, but the business connected to it, Avail Vapor, will be open.

All northbound lanes of Battleground Avenue at Oakcrest Avenue had been closed, but have since reopened.