Four fire trucks, a hazardous-materials truck and several firefighters responded to a fire at a downtown Tupelo business Tuesday that turned out to be more smoke that fire.

The fire was reported about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at the two-story brick building at 202 S. Green St. that houses Supreme Shoe Shine Parlor and Shoe Repair.

When firefighters arrived, a small fire was seen around an outside wall on the first floor near an air conditioner. It took less than an minute to extinguish the flames.

Traffic on Green Street was blocked by police at the Troy and Magazine streets intersection as fire officials searched for the cause of the fire.

Cynthia M. Jeffries

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