Fire forces NE Ind. food pantry to move

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ALBION, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana food pantry has been forced to relocate after it was damaged from a fire in an upstairs apartment in its building.

The Albion Fire Department says the Sunday fire was contained to the apartment, but the Central Noble Food Pantry had its ceiling collapse and other water damage.

Food pantry board president Bonnie Brownell says some food products were lost but firefighters and volunteers helped move salvageable food and three chest freezers to the Municipal Building in the town about 25 miles northwest of Fort Wayne.

Brownell tells The News Sun it’s unlikely the pantry will be able to return to the building.

Firefighters cut into the building’s roof to put out the flames. The food pantry typically serves 60 to 80 families a week. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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