Just before 10 pm. Liberty County dispatchers received a call for a fire at the Dollar General on SH 321 just east of Cleveland in the Tarkington area. Tarkington Fire Chief Paul Gregory, who lives just down the street. As he walked out of the house he could already see the smoke. Tarkington Fire Department arrived minutes later with heavy fire and smoke inside the building. Chief Gregory immediately started calling for additional resources By the time the fire was brought under control 12 fire departments were on the scene. With no water supply close by tankers were in big demand as they shuttled water to the portable dump tanks at the fire scene. According to Gregory, the store was just closing for the night when employees saw a lot of fire toward the back of the store. There were no injuries but the interior of the store was a total loss. The Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office will be responding in the morning. The fire was finally declared under control just before midnight. Tarkington Fire Department was assisted by Cleveland, Cypress Lakes, Highway 321, North Liberty County, Livingston, South Polk County, Caney Creek, North Montgomery County, East Montgomery County, Kennefick Fire Departments along with Liberty County Haz-Mat. There were no injuries.