Blaze reported at popular Greenville shopping center

(Ashley Boles/NewsChannel 12)

GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY - Business owners were cleaning up Thursday morning after a fire broke out overnight at a popular Greenville shopping center plaza, according to dispatchers in Pitt County.

Crews were called to 1913 E. Firetower Road in Greenville just before midnight Wednesday.

Realo Discount Drugs, Escape Spa and Boutique and Carolina Home Medical Center were just some of the businesses located in the shopping center.

Owners of the Realo store as well as the Escape Spa and Boutique told NewsChannel 12's Ashley Boles on Thursday that there was no damage to their stores as a result of the fire and both businesses were open as usual. The minor inconvenience was the smell of smoke from a destroyed newspaper box that appeared to be the starting point for the fire.