Penn. Lumberyard Owner ‘Thankful No One Was Hurt’ in Devastating Fire

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Penn Lumberyard Fire

A massive fire broke out Monday night at Lafferty and Co. Inc. in Lemoyne, Penn. Firefighters told WGAL News that flames from the blaze rose more than 30 feet high and burned so bright at one point, that it looked like the sun was rising.

PENN Live reports that as owner Chuck Felak watched crews battle fire that ripped through his lumber yard Tuesday night, he said more than anything he is ‘thankful.’

“It wasn’t easy watching the business go up in flames,” said Felak, who co-owns the more than 100-year-old Lafferty and Co. Inc. lumberyard. “Still, the inventory and buildings on the property can be replaced,” he said.

“It’s a big disappointment, that’s for sure,” he said. “I’m thankful no one was hurt.

NBC10 reports that firefighters from three counties battled the flames. Felak told NBC10 that all buildings on the lumberyard grounds were destroyed in the fire.

The fire started before 10 p.m. Monday and on Tuesday morning, some were still shut down in the area.

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