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No one injured in blaze that damaged Manchester Twp. business

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch
Firefighters battle a blaze at Splash Pond Supplies in the 1200 block of Toronita Street, Monday, September 23, 2019. 
John A. Pavoncello photo

No injuries were reported after a fire Monday destroyed part of a building in Manchester Township. 

More than 50 firefighters, police and emergency medical services personnel responded about 2:30 p.m. at Splash Supply Co., 1298 Toronita St.

York Area United Fire and Rescue responded to the call, with the help of units from York City, North York, York Township, Mount Wolf and Hellam Township.

York Area Chief Dan Hoff said people were inside the building when the fire was discovered but were able to evacuate before first responders arrived.

While the building was still standing with minimal damage, Hoff said one portion of the structure was compromised because of heat and there was heavy damage on the inside of the building. 

Firefighters battle a blaze at Splash Pond Supplies in the 1200 block of Toronita Street, Monday, September 23, 2019. 
John A. Pavoncello photo

The fire's cause had not been determined as of Tuesday, however Hoff said it's not believed to be suspicious. 

Splash Supply Co. is the largest pond and waterfall garden and retail store in the region, according to its website. It has been in business since 1989.

Firefighters battle a blaze at Splash Pond Supplies in the 1200 block of Toronita Street, Monday, September 23, 2019. 
John A. Pavoncello photo

Mark Willoughby, the co-owner of Splash Supply Co., said in a Facebook video that several turtles and fish were rescued — though not all.

"We're still in a state of shock," Willoughby said. "Over the next several days, the Splash team will be meeting to try and pick up the pieces and determine the best way forward."

— Reach Tina Locurto at tlocurto@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.