June 19, 2021

Speedway fire officials temporarily close Dollar General for safety violations

SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Speedway officials temporarily shut down the Dollar General located at 2310 Cunningham Road for a list of violations. They must immediately address these issues in order to reopen.

The violations include blocked exits, excessive combustible materials stored and a missing fire extinguisher. When we stopped by the store today, the manager said he had no comment.

Speedway fire officials did not want to speak on the circumstances either and instead directed us to reach out to Dollar General. The company acknowledged our request for comment, but has not granted us an interview or sent a statement.

Meanwhile, Indianapolis Fire Marshal Michael Beard said when he is working with companies in Indianapolis, the only reason he shuts a company down temporarily is if someone’s life is at risk.

“If it’s something that’s really detrimental and it’s…

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