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$1-$3 million in damages reported in fire at Specialty Bakers

Courtesy: Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department

UPDATE: Lititz Fire Chief said that firefighters were able to save about 50% of the Specialty Bakers building. The damaged part of the building will be torn down.

There is an estimated $1-$3 million in damages.

State Police believe the fire started in the oven.


Flames and smoke poured from a large commercial fire near Lititz, Lancaster County. Specialty Bakers along Route 501 appears to have heavy damage after an early morning fire that is still burning.

The fire started around 3:30 a.m. at the commercial baker at 560 Furnace Hills Pike in Warwick Township. Nearly 50 fire units from across Lancaster County have responded, from engines to tanker trucks to try and get this fire under control.

Just minutes into the fire, command units decided to pull all firefighters out of the building and go strictly with an exterior attack. Lancaster County 9-1-1 confirms that all of the workers at the 24-hour facility made it out safely.

No injuries have been reported. The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal is on the scene and will try and determine what started the fire.

Hazmat crews are also on scene and investigating the possibility of an ammonium leak.

Route 501 is closed in both directions from Wynfield Drive to East Newport Road. Lititz Elementary School is being affected by the traffic detours.

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