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Fire at San Juan Bakery and Deli Causes Extensive Roof Damage

Holyoke, Mass. (WGGB) — A bakery on High Street in Holyoke Friday sustained extensive damages to its roof after a fire broke out there.

That’s according to Holyoke Fire Dep. Chief Jeff Przekopowski.

The call came in at 5:04 p.m. Friday for a fire at San Juan Bakery and Deli at 408 High Street.

When firefighters got to the bakery they encountered heavy smoke and had to fight the flames from the roof by cutting holes and trying to ventilate it.

No one was injured in the incident and most of the damage was contained to the roof, although there is some water damage to the inside of the business.

The area of High and Essex Streets was closed off to drivers while safety officials worked to clear the scene.

We did learn that some roof work was being done prior to this fire, however we have not been able to confirm if that is in any way connected to this incident.

Przekopowski told us, “The Board of Health is working with the business owners because there is food in there. The store won’t be open for a while, as repairs will be needed.”

Authorities do not have a cause yet as they continue to investigate this incident.

Przekopowski says the arson squad and State Fire Marshal’s Office is looking at this fire and they should know more on Monday.


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