published Saturday, February 26th, 2011, updated Feb. 26th, 2011 at 11:29 p.m.

Fire at Lee Highway Ace Hardware started around paint mixer

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Members of the Hamilton County Rescue Squad reported a fire at the Ace Hardware, 5906 Lee Highway, in time for firefighters to save the building, officials said.

The fire was reported about 9 p.m. tonight and seven Chattanooga Fire Department trucks responded, according to spokesman Bruce Garner.

The fire started around a paint mixing machine and was quickly extinguished, Garner said.

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