07/08/2012 06:51 pm ET

Sheriff: Tornado Hits Fredericksburg, Va.

Dan Telvock/Patch

A tornado hit a building in Fredericksburg this evening as severe thunderstorms rolled through the area. The roof of one building reportedly flew off and hit a home about 40 yards away on Fleming Street.

"It started hailing golfball-sized hail and then the lights went out," said Mandy Spina, the director of Cheer Fusion gym at 86 Fleming St. "It was torrential downpour, and I told the kids to get into the dance room because it is steel re-inforced. Bricks started flying and the walls caved in."

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