Morning fire hits Muncy Dunkin’
MUNCY — Dunkin’ at 1380 E. Penn St. will be closed for an extended period of time after it sustained extensive damage Friday morning in a fire that has been ruled accidental, according to Muncy Area Fire Chief Scott Delany.
There were no injuries in the fire that was reported about 10:10 a.m. and burned out of control for an hour, Delany said.
Preliminary fire damage was estimated to be at least $50,000, he said.
The fire also shut down the adjoining Subway for an undetermined amount of time, Delany said. However, other businesses in the small plaza were not impacted by the incident, he said.
“The fire was between the roof and the ceiling,” Delany said, adding that because the fire was electrical in nature, other lines in the area of the ceiling were energized, sparking “multiple” small fires, which were quickly doused when spotted.
“When we first got to the scene, there was just a light haze in the building,” Delany said, adding that flames soon erupted after firefighters pulled down the drop ceiling. While fire damage was confined to the donut shop, the sub shop sustained smoke damage, he said.
Two state police fire marshals responded to the scene and determined the cause of the fire.
Besides Muncy Area, volunteer firefighters from Hughesville, Picture Rocks, Clinton Township, Warrior Run Area and Montoursville responded to the scene.