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LAUDERHILL (CBS4) – A small fire at the Ft. Lauderdale Swap Shop on Sunday morning sent shoppers scrambling.

Lauderhill Fire Rescue was called to the indoor/outdoor flea market located in the 32 hundred block of W. Sunrise Boulevard around 10:45 a.m. when someone spotted smoke coming from the north side of the main building. Fire department spokesman Captain Jeff Levy said firefighters discovered the fire was not in the building but confined to a 10 foot by 16 foot metal merchandise storage container next to it. Inside the container, according to Levy, was an assortment of clothing, luggage, purses and other goods sold by the market’s merchants.

Firefighters made quick work of the fire and no injuries were reported.

An investigation is underway to see just how it started.

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