Flames consumed the Amish Community Market and Bakery in Unity on Thursday.

The Thorndike Road business was consumed with flames and pumping out smoke that could be seen from miles away by the time crews arrived at approximately 3 PM Thursday. Fire officials say two people inside the building were able to make it outside safely.

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The Amish population is an active part of the Unity community, with a variety of retail operations. It's not at all unusual to see a horse and buggy traveling down the road as you make your way around what is often thought of as a college town.

A popular destination for the entire community, the store carried everything from fresh-made pies to socks. According to the store's Facebook page, they had just reopened on Monday, after their yearly 2-week inventory and cleaning. The owners announced the loss of their business on the page Thursday evening.

Terri Bishop Boulier of Freedom drove by the fire, even before the firetrucks had arrived, and posted this video on Facebook.

The State Fire Marshal's Office will now investigate to try and determine how the fire started.

We'll update this story as more details become available. 

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