Flames Damage Former Bakery in Honesdale

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HONESDALE, Pa. -- Fire damaged a former bakery in Wayne County on the same day the family was celebrating the owner's 95th birthday.

Crews battled flames at Day's Bakery on North Main Street in Honesdale around 6 p.m. Sunday.

The fire chief said the fire started in the bakery on the first floor, which the family recently used to make treats for Doris Day's 95th birthday party. Day was upstairs and got out OK. Her pet cat was resuscitated.

"She did have a pet. We did find the pet, did rescue CPR with our pet mask that we got, saved the cat, and it's on its way to the vet now," said Honesdale Fire Chief Steve Bates.

The bakery closed several years ago and has been for sale ever since.

Officials say a faulty refrigerator is to blame.

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