A state police fire marshal is investigating the cause of a blaze Tuesday morning in Ligonier that damaged two businesses, according to Paul Church, chief of Ligonier Volunteer Hose Company No. 1.
The fire appears to have started on the side of the two-story structure on North Fairfield Street that houses Batter Up! Cakes, Church said. An adjoining children's clothing store, Kid Happiness, sustained smoke and heat damage, he said.
The building was partially engulfed on both floors when firefighters arrived at about 5:40 a.m. from the department, which is just across the street, Church said.
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