A two-alarm fire destroyed a warehouse along Route 30 in Paradise Township early Monday.
Crews responded shortly after midnight to the scene on Lincoln Highway East near Vintage Road.
The fire was ruled under control at 5:40 a.m. but firefighters continued to monitor and clean up the scene until just before 10 a.m.
Five renters shared the warehouse space, according to Kinzer Fire Company Chief Doug Brubaker.
The building included a mechanical shop, cars, trucks and inventory from a fireworks company, Brubaker said. He said the fireworks company housed the tubes used to launch fireworks, and added no fireworks were stored in the building.
The fire completely destroyed the warehouse, he said. Damage is estimated at $750,000.
Because of the location along Route 30, traffic was detoured both directions until shortly after 8 a.m. PPL Electric Utilities shut down power along Route 30, so some residents were without power, Brubaker said.
An Amtrak line runs behind the warehouse. Trains were rerouted Monday morning, he said.
Original reports said the fire was at CJ's Automotive, a towing company that used to work from the space. An employee of the business said CJ's Automotive, located at 190 Black Horse Road, did have several cars in the lot outside of the business which were damaged.
As many as 23 tankers were on scene, Brubaker said, along with numerous other engines and rescue trucks.
No one was in the building at the time of the fire, and the cause is still under investigation, Brubaker said.
The fire started in the area of a rental unity inside the southcentral part of the warehouse, Trooper Jerry Harper, a state police fire marshal, said Aug. 24. Police are still investigating to try to determine what sparked the fire.