Fire damages popular Lancaster restaurant

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A state police fire marshal is looking into what caused a three-alarm fire Thursday morning at a popular Lancaster restaurant.

The fire at Lancaster Dispensing Company, at 35 North Market Street, was reported around 6 a.m.

Lancaster Fire Captain Todd Hutchinson said a passerby smelled smoke and looked in a window to see flames in a kitchen storage area.

The kitchen area was damaged by flames and the restaurant and bar have smoke damage.

No one was inside the building and no one was injured.

Hutchinson said firefighters put the flames out quickly then checked for hot spots in the 150-year-old building. he said Lancaster Dispensing Company opened in the building in 1978.

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