Oven caused fire at Benzel’s Pretzels in Altoona

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ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ)- Altoona fire department responded to a fire that occurred at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, at Benzel’s Pretzels located at 5200 Sixth Ave.

According to Altoona fire officials, the fire originated in an oven causing damage to the oven and pretzel products. Smoke rose through the air ventilation system on top of the building and was visible from Duncansville.

The product line where the fire started is now shut down until the oven is inspected and repaired.

There were no injuries from the fire.

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