Fire breaks out at a historic storefront in Gadsden

It was a close call for an old storefront in Gadsden.{} Firefighters battled a fire at one of the historic buildings on Broad Street.{} It started Tuesday evening on the second floor above a vacuum repair shop and consignment store.{}

Investigators say it started with the heating unit.{} The equipment malfunctioned and spread to some wood floors and beams nearby.{}

A shopkeeper was nearby and smelled smoke.{} It took firefighters about 10 minutes to put out the flames.{} Investigators do not suspect foul play.{}