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Harrisburg Fire Department combats blaze on square

  • Firefighters combat a blaze at Old 13 along Poplar Street on Harrisburg's square.

    Firefighters combat a blaze at Old 13 along Poplar Street on Harrisburg's square.
    COURTESY OF GEORGE WILSON

  • Firefighters work on fighting a fire at Old 13 on Poplar Street in Harrisburg Monday night.

    Firefighters work on fighting a fire at Old 13 on Poplar Street in Harrisburg Monday night.
    COURTESY OF GEORGE WILSON

  • A view of Monday night's fire on the Poplar Street side of Harrisburg's square.

    A view of Monday night's fire on the Poplar Street side of Harrisburg's square.
    COURTESY OF GEORGE WILSON

  • Firefighters extinguish a blaze at Old 13 on Poplar Street in Harrisburg Monday.

    Firefighters extinguish a blaze at Old 13 on Poplar Street in Harrisburg Monday.
    COURTESY OF GEORGE WILSON

 
By Travis DeNeal tdeneal@dailyregister.com
updated: 1/13/2021 12:03 PM

HARRISBURG -- Harrisburg Fire Department fought a Monday night fire on the southern side of the city's square along Poplar Street.

Fire Department Chief John Gunning said the fire started at about 9:16 p.m. at the location of the former Old 13 bar.

"It was unoccupied commercial space. There was fire damage to the interior, which we kept maintained to the lower level," Gunning said.

He said most of the damage to the structure was smoke and water damage.

Eldorado and Carrier Mills fire departments assisted fighting the fire, and Shawneetown Fire Department assumed command of the Harrisburg Fire Station during the blaze.

Other commercial spaces next door appeared not to be damaged.