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SOUTH SACRAMENTO — An early morning fire tore through a South Sacramento shopping complex Friday, destroying four businesses.

Firefighters arrived at the building around 2 a.m. near East Parkway and Florin. Firefighters say when crews got here, the fire was too far advanced and they had to focus on keeping it from spreading — and there were other challenges, like getting enough water on the flames.

One reason the flames spread so quickly could potentially be chemicals. In addition to a trucking company, the businesses were Master Dry Cleaners, Kevin’s Nail Salon and Legends Hair Salon.

Fire investigators and code enforcement officers inspected the scene this morning to try to determine a cause.