Fire destroys Greenville-area restaurant that once housed Perkins

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The former Perkins restaurant in the Greenville area, which was recently sold and reopened as Mama Jane's Eatery, caught fire at around 1:30 a.m.

HEMPFIELD TWP., Pa. (WYTV) – Ten fire departments battled a fire overnight that destroyed a business in Mercer County.

The former Perkins restaurant in the Greenville area, which was recently sold and reopened as Mama Jane’s Eatery, caught fire at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

Hempfield Township’s fire chief said the fire started in the roof of the building and destroyed the business.

Crews fought the fire for three to four hours, going back for a rekindle. They contained it, and no injuries were reported.

The chief said they’re investigating whether a lightning strike was the cause of the fire, but the State Fire Marshal will investigate to determine the cause.

The restaurant was closed in a dispute between the local operator, 511 Campbells Land Company, and the Perkins chain.

It reopened as Mama Jane’s Eatery recently, with a manager taking over the new restaurant.

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