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Flames tear through Honesdale business

Flames damaged a business on Main Street in Honesdale on Tuesday.

HONESDALE, Pa. — Flames damaged a business in Wayne County on Tuesday.

Alert Hook and Ladder Company posted photos of the fire on Facebook.

The fire started around 4 p.m. Tuesday on Main Street in Honesdale.

You can see the windows of Persist, a gift shop, blown out.

The former VFW upstairs also has smoke damage.

Bonnie Drake is a past department president of VFW 531.

She calls the fire devastating for the businesses and the downtown as a whole. 

Bonnie said, "The building holds so many memories for so many people because it was a staple in the community, and it still is."

Honesdale fire officials and state police are looking for what caused the fire here in Wayne County.

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