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Fire Marshall investigates Sandy Lake hardware store blaze

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SANDY LAKE, PA. - Flames destroy a valley business that spanned two generations of ownership and several decades of service.

Sandy Lake residents say Ebbert's Hardware has been around for as long as they can remember ... at least 50 years.

Wednesday afternoon, it was consumed by a two-alarm fire.

Crews from Sandy Lake and surrounding areas got the call around 1:30 p.m.

By 2:00 p.m., flames were coming through the roof.

"When the roof on the single heigth section started to cave in, that's when it became an exterior fire fight. We pulled all the crews out. It started to become a surround and drown.. is what we call it, " says Daniel Patton, Assistant Fire Chief at Sandy Lake Volunteer Fire Department.

Some of the products inside created small explosions.

Debbie Millero, owner of Alora Donna flower shop is thankful that firefighters kept the flames from spreading to her business, but it does suffer from smoke and water damage.

"This is a bad weekend for us. It was prom weekend. I just stocked up for flowers and Mother's Day coming up ...  a lot of inventory for Mother's Day," says Millero.

Millero will continue working on orders in her home.

The current owner of the hardware store, Janet Ebbert did not wish to go on camera.

Fortunately, no one was inside the store at the time because it closes at noon on Wednesdays.

The state fire marshall is investigating what caused the blaze and where it started in the store.

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