UPDATE: Route 61 reopened both directions
SUNBURY – Route 61 is reopened in both directions, Northumberland County emergency management reported at 10:01 a.m.
Part of the highway had been closed in the city because of a fire at Friendship Hose Company, located along 10th street between northbound Route 61 (Market Street) and southbound Route 61 (Chestnut Street.)
Southbound Route 61 had reopened at 9:20 a.m.
Crews were dispatched at 6:33 a.m. for the fire. Two fire engines housed at the station were apparently driven out of the building and appeared not to have been damaged.
There is no word on what may have started the fire at the brick building at 29 S. 10th Street, just one block south of Market Street.
The fire was brought under control in about one hour.