Fire Desyroys Hitching Post For 2nd Time

Firefighters from a dozen communities were called overnight to a piece of Mercer County property that was the scene of a deadly fire a dozen years ago.

The Hitch ‘N Post Bar and Grille was destroyed by flames early Monday.

Sheakleyville Volunteer Fire Department arriving on Hadley Road shortly before 1 am found flames coming through the roof of the bar, according to Assistant Fire Chief Jim Tuchek in a WFMJ Report out last night.

Eight fire departments from Mercer County and four from Crawford County were dispatched to help battle the flames.

This is the second fire at the location in 82006 years when the original OC Hotel and Cantina burned at the hands of an arsonist who was later convicted.

A State fire marshal will be on scene Monday.


News Reporter