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Fire causes extensive damage in Cressona

Published April 14. 2010 05:00PM

A fire early this morning caused considerable damages to a Schuylkill County business.

A fire broke out at Cressona Textiles Inc. plant in North Manheim Township, just outside Cressona, about 1 a.m.

The fire caused extensive damages to the property including a part of the building collapsing. It is a total loss, officials said.

According to reports the business made and stored rags. A part of SR901 (known as the Gordon Nagle Trail), which runs between Cressona and Pottsville, was closed due to the blaze and was not expected to reopen until later today.

A state police fire marshal has been summoned to the scene to help local fire officials determine a cause. There were no reports of injuries.

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