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Fire destroys landmark restaurant in Schuylkill

  • LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
    LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
Published November 28. 2011 05:02PM

A Schuylkill County landmark was destroyed by a raging fire late Saturday night along SR61 between Pottsville and Cressona. The fire was first reported at 11 p.m. as passing motorists who saw heavy black smoke coming out of the roof of the former Dusselfink Restaurant now known as The Buffet House. Most fire units in the immediate area were still fighting the structure fire at the Cressona Textile Waste plant when the alarm sounded. Fire officials at the scene believe the fire had its start in the basement and worked its way up through the interior walls. The building will be knocked down, a fire official said. The fire is not considered suspicious but a state police fire marshal was summoned to assist in the investitgation. No one was reported injured in the incident.

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