Crews Battling Massive Fire in Monroe County

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MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP -- Crews are battling a massive fire at a shopping complex in Monroe County.

Many people stood by, watching fire crews put out the flames at Foxmoor Shopping Village just off Route 209.

People tell us the shopping center was a popular place to be, especially on the weekend.

The fire has been burning since a little after 7 p.m. Sunday, and smoke could be seen for miles around.

Video sent to Newswatch 16 by a viewer shows the flames shooting from the building.

Flames were coming out of the businesses, and the owner of the Poconos Movieplex tells Newswatch 16 that the theater was open at the time the fire started.

Fire crews had to evacuate the building.

There was also a bookstore, an antique shop, and a fireworks store inside the building.

Crews from all over the East Stroudsburg area are using some of their heaviest equipment to put out the fire.

At this point, firefighters have been working for hours to get the flames under control.

There is no word if anyone was hurt.

Newswatch 16 will continue to follow this developing story.