HEMPFIELD TWP., Pa. (WKBN) – Ten fire departments battled a fire overnight that destroyed a business in Mercer County.
The former Perkins restaurant in the Greenville area, which was recently sold and reopened as Mama Jane’s Eatery, caught fire at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.
Hempfield Township’s fire chief said the fire started in the roof of the building and destroyed the business.
Crews fought the fire for three to four hours, going back for a rekindle. They contained it, and no injuries were reported.
The chief said they’re investigating whether a lightning strike was the cause of the fire, but the State Fire Marshal will investigate to determine the cause.
The restaurant was closed in a dispute between the local operator, 5171 Campbells Land Company, and the Perkins chain.
It reopened as Mama Jane’s Eatery recently, with a manager taking over the new restaurant.