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Posted January 26, 2013 EST

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Firefighters Extinguish Shopping Center Blaze
United States (Pennsylvania) - No one in a Friday morning fire at the York Town Center in Springettsbury Township Friday morning. Firefighters were summoned to the shopping plaza at 10:03 a.m. to tame a fire on the roof of Pier 1 Imports, which is under construction, said Robert McCoy, fire chief for the York Area United Fire Department.

McCoy said the fire started when a heater ignited some roofing materials.

The blaze was extinguished in about 15 to 20 minutes.

Some neighboring stores were temporarily evacuated as a precaution, but no merchants were displaced.

"The biggest problem we have right now is the parking lot is a sheet of ice (from water used to fight the fire)," McCoy said.

Written by The York Dispatch

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