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Burn It Down!': Group Reportedly Breaks Into Ferguson Store, Gunfire Heard as Chaos Threatens to Reemerge (UPDATED)

"It's going to be a long night."

UPDATE, 9/24 — 3:15 a.m. ET: At least five individuals were reportedly arrested overnight:

A group of individuals reportedly broke into a Beauty Town store in Ferguson, Missouri, as the sounds of gunfire and police sirens filled the air on Tuesday night.

“Burn it down!” one person yelled after breaking into the store, according to St. Louis Alderman Antonio French.

French noted that the “fragile peace” in Ferguson over the last few days was on the verge of shattering after a memorial for 18-year-old Mike Brown was destroyed by a fire on Tuesday morning. The cause of the fire was unknown on Tuesday, though it was reported candles were present at the memorial.

A woman kneels at a memorial Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at the site where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by police in Ferguson, Mo. A second memorial, background right, was rebuilt by residents after it burned early Tuesday, causing many who live near the scene to become upset. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) A woman kneels at a memorial Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at the site where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by police in Ferguson, Mo. A second memorial, background right, was rebuilt by residents after it burned early Tuesday, causing many who live near the scene to become upset. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Ferguson has been on edge ever since a police officer fatally shot Brown, with many residents calling for the officer’s arrest and conviction.

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Featured image via Twitter/AntonioFrench

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