The Sleep Shop Super Store, located along I-45 near Parker in north Houston, went up in flames yesterday, reportedly destroying the family-owned business and causing significant traffic woes for drivers.

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Michael Premazone, who ran his business at the location for 25 years, told Eyewitness News the fire did more than burn the store, torching six full-time employees’ workplace, as well.

Additionally, as dark plumes of smoke rose from the inferno, reports show the fire froze traffic, backing up from the Tidwell exit to downtown.

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Premazone said the fire started when a car in tow yard behind his store caught fire, and the flames quickly spread.

Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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