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Search continues for suspect linked to pet store fire in Raleigh Co.

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RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WVVA) -

Investigators continue looking for the driver of the truck that plowed into a Beckley pet store, causing it to burst into flames Friday night.

Cleanup continues at the Paradise Pets store on Robert C Byrd Dr. but firefighters on scene believe the building is a total loss.

The Raleigh County Sheriff's Dept. is asking anyone with information on the driver, believed to be named "Jimmy" to contact the department.

Deputies believe "Jimmy" is from the Hinton or Summers Co. area and drives a green, Ford F-350 flatbed truck with a damaged front-end.

The suspect fled the scene after hitting a gas-line behind the store Friday night.

Those on scene tell us most of the animals inside were rescued, but unfortunately, not all were brought out safety.

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