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Fire causes $750,000 worth of damage to Paradise Twp. warehouse, cause still unknown

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PARADISE TOWNSHIP, Pa.–Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused a fire that destroyed a commercial storage warehouse in southern Lancaster County on Aug. 15.

The facility located along the 3400 block of Lincoln Highway East in Paradise Township sustained $750,000 worth of damage and was a total loss, according to Pennsylvania State Police reports.

Investigators say the fire originated inside the facility, near a rental unit located in the south central portion of the warehouse.

The warehouse, which is owned by Daniel Petersheim, of Paradise, contained several separate storage properties which were being rented out by private businesses and individuals, according to police reports.

State police say the cause of the fire is undetermined and they are still investigating the exact ignition source.