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Arby’s closed after early morning electrical fire; Mangy Moose building suffers severe fire damage

LAURA JAMESON/THE EXPRESS

Six area fire companies were called to an early morning electrical fire that broke out in the back corner of Arby’s at 543 High St., Lock Haven at 6:20 a.m. Considerable damage could be seen on the back corner of the structure near the drive through window and police tape blocked off the entire building including the Pizza Hut next door. Fire crews from Flemington Goodwill Hose, Lock Haven Hand in Hand, Mill Hall, Dunnstown, Nittany Valley and Jersey Shore responded to the blaze which was cleared at 9:12 a.m. An employee at the restaurant said the business will be closed for at least a week while repairs are made. That was the second call Thursday morning for local firefighters who responded to a fire at the former Mangy Moose building near Woolrich at 3:44 a.m. State police fire marshal Nick Loffredo said the cause of the fire was electrical and estimated damage at $80,000 to the building owned by Rocky Snyder. Beth Richards, who lived in an apartment above the concrete block building used by Snyder as a garage, was not injured.

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