Convenience store fires being investigated as arson

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Police are investigating an overnight fire that damaged a Greensboro convenience store as arson.

The fire was reported shortly after 12:30 a.m. Monday at 1006 South English St.

Police say South English Street was closed between Everitt Street and McConnell Road for nearly three hours, but the roadway has since reopened.

Firefighters at the scene told FOX8 most of the damage is in the back of the store.

Nobody appeared to be inside the store at the time, they said.

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the blaze.

Firefighters say another fire occurred at a convenience store located at 4608 Summit Ave. around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.  Police are not sure if there was any connection between the two fires, but both are being investigated as arson.

Anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious in the areas around the times the fires started is asked to call Crimestoppers at 373-1000.