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State Police arrest two teens for arson in Palmyra laundromat fire, owner will not rebuild

The owner of the Palmyra Coin-Op Laundry says he will not rebuild the business.

Jim Moomaw thanked his customers on social media for their support, but said he would not rebuild the business that burned down Wednesday morning. The building is on William Street in the village. Spectrum News reports the Alling Coverlet Museum nearby suffered some damage and will close for two months.

Moomaw said cleanup of the site will begin Friday. He said he has spoken with someone who wants to build a new laundromat, and says that person could build faster than he could rebuild his business. It took about two hours to get the flames under control.

State Police have arrested two teens, ages 13 and 14 and charged them with arson in connection with the fire.