In spite of efforts by fire departments from surrounding communities, investigators say a building that burned at a Beaver Township business is considered a "total loss".

Investigators have not determined the cause of the fire, but say electric and gas were in the same corner of the building where the blaze began.

Beaver Township Fire Chief Larry Sauerwein was the first to arrive on scene, where he noticed flames on the roof.

Seven area fire departments assisted Beaver Township Fire Department with battling the blaze, other delivered tankers full of water.

Chief Sauerwein tells 21 News that approximately 40,000-50,000 gallons of water were used.

The people working in the old fabrication building which doubles as an overflow facility evacuated when the fire started, and everybody made it out safely.

Melinda Miletta-Miller, part-owner of Bolt Construction says when the investigated is complete, the building will likely be torn down, adding that she's relieved to know that everyone is okay.

State Route 164 between Calla and Paulin Roads were closed for a time, but have since been reopened.