Massive flames cause severe damage to Franklin Glass Plant

Massive flames cause severe damage to Franklin Glass Plant

RENFREW, Pa. — Over 20 fire units were battling the smoke and flames at one point as fire tore through the old Franklin Glass Plant in Renfrew overnight.

Emergency officials said the flames were reported just before 9 p.m. Friday and when fire crews arrived, the roof had already collapsed.

Penn Township police told Channel 11 the fire started inside the glass plant where a number of tenants use the space for their businesses or storage.

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Police said about an hour before the fire was reported, a tenant had dropped off a motorcycle and left to get food. When that person came back, the building was on fire. He told police everything was turned off before he left. It's not clear at this point, though, what sparked the fire.

Firefighters were able to contain the flames so they did not spread to any other nearby buildings.

There were no injuries, but several people lost their belongings that were inside.