A small fire at Haar’s Drive-In and Auction in York County won’t stop the construction schedule that has the drive-in reopening Friday, according to one of the owners.
Vickie Hardy, granddaughter of Haar’s founder Vance Haar, said the overnight fire was far enough away from the construction site of where the drive-in is building a new, 45-foot metal screen that it won’t impact the construction schedule.
Dillsburg’s Citizens Hose Co. No. 1 Fire Chief Scott McClintock said the fire started in a pile of rubble, steel, wood, tin and other scrap materials. The fire caused some damage to an excavator machine near the pile, but no one was hurt in the fire that started around 3:45 a.m. Tuesday.
McClintock said the fire was under control in about 15 minutes, and it took another hour to get the fire out. The cause of the fire has not been determined, he said. Hardy also did not know the cause of the fire.
Haar’s currently is replacing its wooden screen with a metal screen and had scheduled the testing for the new screen on Thursday, with it opening to the public on Friday. That schedule remains intact, Hardy said.
“It was far enough away from the screen that it shouldn’t impact anything,” she said Tuesday morning. “As far as I know, everything is on schedule.”