Pizza Shop in Flames in Bradford County

By Jillian Marshall

November 20, 2012 Updated Nov 20, 2012 at 7:23 PM EDT

Sayre, PA (WBNG Binghamton) A pizza shop caught fire early Tuesday morning in Bradford County.

According to Bradford County Communication Center, the call went out around 1:30 Tuesday morning for a fire at Howie's Pizza and Subs on South Keystone Avenue in Sayre, Pennsylvania.

As of 5:30 a.m., the building was still full of flames.

There is also some damage to the WAVR radio station next door.

No one is injured.

Athens, Athens Township, Sayre, Chemung, Waverly Fire Departments, along with the Red Cross and Salvation Army are all still on scene.

Battling this blaze is one that hits close to home for the Waverly-Barton Fire Chief, Don Howard, he is also the owner of the pizza shop.

"We were concerned that the roof would collapse on the firefighters so we had them abandon the building and we went from an offensive fire to a defensive fire. Which means we just bring up heavy lines and knock down as much of the fire as we could," said Chief Tom Yonkin, Sayre Fire Department.

Investigators say they do not know what started the fire - but say it may have come from the back of the restaurant.

It closed Route 199 - which is now back open to traffic.