CLAY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WHTM) — It went up in flames in a matter of minutes, ravaging the warehouse and everything in its path. It happened last night shortly before 6:30 p.m. All that remains now at the Weaver Nut Company is a pile of rubble.
“This was horrific, the fire was horrific, and they’re just so blessed no one was hurt. We can thank God for the firemen and everybody else,” Linda Zunner, a Lancaster County Resident said.
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More than 70 fire units responded to the call yesterday right off route 322 in Ephrata. Thick, black smoke could be seen for miles. Linda Zunner is a Mannheim resident who said it was visible from her front porch.
“They were saying on Facebook that it was in the air and I could see it from a distance from our house, but it was laying on my car that far away which is about 19, 20 miles away,” Zunner said.
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For the community, it is a hard reality to see a treasured spot destroyed.
“Little special treats, that’s what made Weaver’s so special, and it’s been a staple for us and we’ve been coming for 30 years. It’s very, very sad, but I do believe they will rebuild,” Linda Zunner added.
Police are asking people to continue staying clear of the area for safety and for those still securing the scene. No word on the exact cause of the fire.
This is a developing story. abc27 will provide more details as they become available.