Firefighters clean up following a fire at the Sharadin Bigler Threatre in Ephrata, home of the Ephrata Performing Arts Center, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Source: Ephrata Pioneer Fire Co.)
Firefighters clean up following a fire at the Sharadin Bigler Threatre in Ephrata, home of the Ephrata Performing Arts Center, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Source: Ephrata Pioneer Fire Co.)

A fire Tuesday night caused thousands of dollars of damage to the Sharadin Bigler Theatre, home of the nonprofit Ephrata Performing Arts Center.

The fire was reported around 10 p.m. In a statement, EPAC said no one was at the building, and there were no injuries.

The fire caused at least $25,000 of damage, reports LNP.

Like performance venues nationwide, EPAC's schedule has been sharply curtailed by the pandemic.

In place of live performances, it is offering "EPAC at Home," a digital streaming initiative.

A half-hour EPAC at Home's holiday special, "Santa's Surprise Party," debuts at 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Filmed in early November, it will be available until Dec. 31 on EPAC's YouTube channel.

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