UPDATE @ 4:50 PM on January 20th

We have been told by the people who operate the store's Facebook page that the store is closed on Thursdays.  As a result, it is likely that the store was empty when the fire broke out.  And, at this point, we have not gotten word of any injuries.

Original story follow...


 

UPDATE @ 4:20 PM on January 20th

A post on the store's Facebook page has announced the destruction of the store:

Original story follows...


 

We're getting reports from listeners that there is a fire at the Amish Store in Unity.  The community market is located on the Thorndike Road in Unity.

At this point, we do not know when the fire started, but the above photo was taken at about 2:40 PM.

According to the store's Facebook page, the store sells "breads, cookies, jams and jellies and bulk food supplies. Fresh baked goods, donuts, pies, kitchen and household items, Hardware, Animal grains and feeds, boots, gloves, wood stoves and much more."

Over the years, the store, and those who run it, have become an important part of the community.

This story will be updated when we have more information...

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