At approximately 3:09 am this morning, the Elizabethtown Police Department (EPD) and Elizabethtown Fire Department (EFD) were dispatched to the rear of 28 South Market Street (Funk Brewing) for a fire. The EPD Officers Riehl and Lefever were on foot patrol in the area and responded to the location in less than a minute, where they found an active fire in the rear of the building. The EFD responded very quickly to the scene and extinguished the fire with no injuries reported.
Based upon the time and location of the fire, the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal was called to the scene to help to determine the origin and cause of the fire. The PSP Fire Marshal arrived at approximately 8:00 this morning to perform the physical examination of the location and provide us with a technical determination as to where and how this fire started. The EFD is listing the damages as "undetermined" at this point based on the fact that the business will need to evaluate the damage to the stock and product that were stored on site.
If anyone has any further information, or if you happened to see anything suspicious in the area last night, please contact the Elizabethtown Borough Police Department at 717-367-6540 (M-F between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm) or at 717-367-1835 (24 hours). Additionally, you can submit a tip online (http://etownpolice.org) or call 9-1-1 to pass along the information to an Elizabethtown Police Officer.
Thank you for your assistance!