Fire damages New Castle restaurant

Fire damages Hugger Mugger in New Castle, PA

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (WYTV) –  Customers were forced out of a Shenango Township restaurant Friday afternoon because of a fire.

Emergency crews were called to the Hugger Mugger Restaurant along Ellwood Road just before 11:30 a.m. Investigators believe it started in a freezer area in the back of the building.

“Whenever we arrived, the entire back corner of the buildings was engulfed in flames. You could see that the fire was traveling across the roof. We were able to primarily knock it down and mutual aid companies, the city of New Castle, and the other ones that were here, were able to get inside and basically stop the fire,” Shenango Township Fire Chief Dave Rishel said.

No one was injured, and investigators believe the fire started with an electrical issue. The owners are not sure when they will re-open.

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