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UPDATE: Slaughterhouse Destroyed in Early Morning Fire at Hirsch’s Meat Market

Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 08:07 AM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

Hirsch's MarketKOSSUTH, Pa. – Emergency officials say a slaughterhouse at Hirsch’s Meat Market in Ashland Township was destroyed in a massive structure fire early Thursday morning.

(Photo by Brennan LaVan)

Multiple fire departments from Clarion and Venango Counties responded to a working structure fire on Camp Coffman Road near the intersection of Routes 322 and Route 338 in Ashland Township, Clarion County.

According to Clarion County 9-1-1, the call came in at 1:40 a.m. for a fully engulfed fire on Camp Coffman Road at Hirsch’s Meat Market’s slaughterhouse.

The following fire companies were called to the scene.

– Knox Volunteer Fire Company
– Shippenville-Elk Volunteer Fire Department
– Emlenton Fire Department
– St. Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department
– Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department
– Seneca Volunteer Fire Department
– Pinegrove Township Volunteer Fire Department
– Rockland Township Volunteer Fire Department

Knox Ambulance Service was also dispatched.

No injuries were reported.

According to Clarion County 9-1-1, the structure fell into itself, so the fire companies left the scene; however, a fire truck is returning to monitor the situation, and an excavator is being located at this time.

Clarion County 9-1-1 is aware that the fire at Hirsch’s Meat Market’s slaughterhouse is still smoldering and asks the public to please refrain from calling 9-1-1 to report the fire.

Stay with exploreClarion.com for more information on this story.


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