Adamsville fire destroys business block

Fire consumed the business block of the little town of Adamsville the night of Wednesday, January 28 - the post office, Uncle Meatball’s Pizza and Subs, and the pottery/ceramic shop, along with six apartments in the two building complex in the West Fallowfield township area, south of Hartstown and North of Greenville.

Cause of the fire was unknown at press time on Friday, January 30, the fire called in just around 8:20 p.m. January 28. 30 fire companies from two states - Pennsylvania and Ohio - were called in to fight the intense fire with flames seen from miles away, firefighters able to save a garage in back of the business block and the former Garvin Industries building, sitting just across the alley next to Uncle Meatballs.

Firefighters were at the scene until 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29, but were called back twice when flames rekindled.

State Police fire investigators were at the scene Thursday morning but were hampered by the hot spots that remained. Twice the fire rekindled after fire fighters left about 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 morning - one at about 6 a.m. and again at about 9 a.m.

Reportedly the fire began in the building that housed the post office, pottery shop and three apartments. It was said the fire may have started in the post office building.

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