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Fire closes Waynesboro-area market

September 05, 2010
  • Two men work Sunday on the roof of M&K Market on Pa. 997 north of Waynesboro, Pa. A Saturday night fire damaged the store's contents, officials said.
By Jennifer Fitch, Staff Writer

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The M&K Market grocery store and deli was closed after a Saturday night fire, Waynesboro Volunteer Fire Department Chief David Martin said Sunday.

Nobody was hurt in the fire, which was reported when the store was closed, Martin said.

Approximately 60 firefighters went to the fire northeast of Waynesboro, which was reported by several people Saturday night, Martin said.

The fire at the 11359 Anthony Highway store, which was once a Henicle's Market, was reported at 10:03 p.m. Saturday, according to Franklin County Emergency Services.

Fire units were reported back in service at 2:31 a.m. Sunday, according to Deputy Fire Chief Jody Sanders.

The fire is under investigation by Martin and a Washington Township fire marshal, Sanders said.

Sanders, reading from a news release, said the fire caused approximately $135,000 worth of damage. There was a heavy loss of retail merchandise.

The fire damage was contained to the second floor, but the first floor had water damage, Sanders said.

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Martin said the first hydrant that firefighters tried to use was out of service, but tanker trucks were on the scene. Firefighters never ran out of water, he said.

Fire companies responded from Waynesboro, Mont Alto, Blue Ridge Summit, New Franklin, Fountaindale and Raven Rock in Pennsylvania, and Smithsburg and Leitersburg from Maryland, Sanders said. The Franklin County Air Unit responded, as did ambulances from Waynesboro and Mont Alto.

-- Julie E. Greene

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