Fire Rips Through Stumblin’ Inn in Elba
Written by Dan Fischer on July 8, 2018
Fire is consuming the historic Stumblin’ Inn on Main Street in Elba.
The first of several fire companies responded shortly after 9:30 this morning.
Thick smoke is visible from several miles.
Witnesses say flames were visible from every part of the building.
Authorities have blocked traffic on Route 98 in both directions.
Motorists are asked to avoid the scene.
Shortly after 10 am, all interior firefighters were ordered out of the building – an indication that the fire was spreading to rapidly to contain.
Doug Chappius owns the nearby Elba Diner. He said the Stumblin’ was a local landmark. He was also among the first to spot the fire
No cause for the fire has been determined and no injuries have been reported.