Crews battle fire at Madera shopping center

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The Madera Fire Department and Police Department are on scene of a fire at a shopping center.  

This is in the area of  Yosemite ave and E Street. Crews are working to get the fire under control. 

Police say Yosemite ave is closed in both directions from E Street to D Street. They are urging people to avoid the area. 

The building was a mini mall with a collection of different stores.  We’re told all employees and people inside the building were evacuated safely. 

No word on what stared the blaze, but were told the building is from the 1800’s and had no sprinkler system. 

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