Well-Known Milton Business Gutted by Fire

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MILTON -- Investigators are looking for the cause of the fire that wrecked a well-known business in Northumberland County.

The first alarm on Broadway Street in Milton came in just after 6 p.m. on Monday.

It was quickly followed by the second.

Broadway News was gutted by flames with much of the interior was destroyed.

A photo from the Daily Item newspaper shows smoke billowing out of the structure.

A firefighter says it's likely the building is a total loss.

The store was closed for a couple of hours when the fire broke out.

The first alarm was sounded by a police officer who first noticed smoke at that landmark business in the middle of Milton.

No one was hurt.

At this time, there is nothing to indicate the fire is suspicious, but the fire chief in Milton is calling in a state police fire marshal to help with the investigation.

The Daily Item newspaper reports the Broadway News is owned by the Powell family, and they took over the well-known business in December of 2014.

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