LEVITTOWN, Pa. - A Bucks County community staple burned to the ground early Wednesday morning in a fire that took several departments to extinguish.
Fire crews responded to Levittown Lanes on New Falls Road around 5 a.m. Wednesday for reports of a two-alarm fire. The building housed bowling alleys, a restaurant and live music venue.
As firefighters battled the blaze, emergency responders upgraded the fire to three-alarms. Heavy flames consumed the roof of the building, casing it to collapse.
The thick smoke from the fire could be seen along I-95 and caused several street closures, according to FOX 29's Bob Kelly.
Firefighters are responding to a fire at Levittown Lanes in Bucks County.
Firefighters had to run about 1,000 feet of hose to get to additional fire hydrants. No injuries were reported.
The Pennsbury School District alerted students and parents that there would be transportation delays due to the street closures caused by the fire.
"It’s been here since I was a kid. It’s gonna be a big loss. We would actually order dinner from the pizza place on a regular basis, the kids are going to miss it," Pennsbury High School bowling coach Arnie Lautt said.
SKYFOX over what is left of Levittown Lanes after a fire tore through the bowling alley on March 30.
Locals devastated by the loss of a community staple shared fond memories of the bowling alley.
"It’s not a good day. It is a huge part of this community," Kim Lautt said. "Everybody knows Levittown Lanes! Our son calls it Pizza, Pub, Pins, that’s it, it’s never Levittown Lanes, it’s Pizza, Pub, Pins."
Fire investigators have not said identified what started the inferno.
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