Bedford County authorities are continuing to investigate the cause of a fire that caused extensive damage to the 221 Business Center in Forest on Dec. 12. Fire officials have collected evidence at Crazy Sexy Cool shoe store; those samples were sent to be analyzed to determine if any accelerants were used to help the fire spread. The sheriff’s office describes the fire as suspicious– but hasn’t commented any further. Officials say the shoe store sustained nearly $100,000 in damages from the blaze. The damages to the entire shopping center stands, at nearly $500,000.