Fire destroys business along Route 30 in North Huntingdon |

Fire destroys business along Route 30 in North Huntingdon

Stacey Federoff | Trib Total Media
Firefighters battle a blaze on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at a business along Route 30 in North Huntingdon that forced the closing of a section of the highway between Bethel Road and Lincoln Way.

A North Huntingdon fire investigator and police were looking into the cause of a fire that destroyed a business.

The fire started about 11 p.m. Friday at Rick’s Auto Parts off Route 30 and Hamilton Road.

Larimer fire Chief William Hardy described the fire investigator’s probe as normal procedure.

“Nothing appears suspicious at this point,” Hardy said Saturday, while fighting a rekindle at the business.

Several tower trucks sprayed water and foam onto the building.

Hardy said he needed to call firefighters out of the structure, where they had been fighting the fire, shortly before the roof collapsed.

He anticipated the loss to be in the “hundreds of thousands” of dollars.

He said vehicles, vehicle parts and tools were inside the building.

No one was injured and no hazardous materials were found on the site, Hardy said.

Firefighters battled temperatures in the 20s.

“It made it kind of icy, especially deeper into the night,” Hardy said.

Police had asked motorists to avoid the section of Route 30 in the township while firefighters battled the fire.

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