Fire breaks out at West Hazleton Weis Market

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WEST HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A fire erupted in a Weis Market in West Hazleton Monday night.

Multiple crews responded to the scene. The cause of the fire is still unknown.

Massive flames were seen shooting from the top of the building just before 10 p.m. The store was evacuated once the flames were reported.

There is a PetSmart in the same shopping plaza. An official with Weis tells Eyewitness News the pets were evacuated to the store in Wilkes-Barre.

“I was shocked how quickly it spread, we had to evacuate the roof immediately. Thick black smoke, we had zero visibility on the roof and on the ground, it was a little hairy there for a while,” said West Hazleton Fire Chief Richard Sparks.

There is a restoration company on site.

Eyewitness News will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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