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Firefighters battle commercial fire in Lexington

LEXINGTON, N.C. -- Firefighters Saturday morning battled a commercial fire in Lexington.

City of Lexington officials said the fire, which broke out in the elevator shaft at the Elk Street Plant, is under control.

"Due to unsafe conditions, firefighters are not able to enter the building," the City of Lexington said in a tweet. "They are dousing flames through  the elevator shaft. All surrounding properties are safe."

Lexington Fire Chief Phillip Hartley told FOX8 the fire is considered suspicious and is under investgation.

The building is located near the old Dixie Furniture plant, which was destroyed by a massive fire in December last year.

Saturday's fire started around 9 a.m.