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Police Investigating Arson at Sutton Court

State College Police responded to a 911 call for smoke coming from the basement of Sutton Court Apartments at 668 E. Prospect Ave. at approximately 4:10 a.m. that has been ruled an arson, according to a press release.

After an investigation, police determined that an accelerant was used to set fire to cleaning supplies in the utility room.

The building was inundated with smoke upon the police’s arrival and various apartments were occupied at the time. All occupants were evacuated and no injuries were reported. Alpha Fire Company extinguished the fire before it spread outside of the utility room, located in the basement of the building. Smoke and heat damage was reported outside of the utility room but no apartment was damaged, according to Alpha Fire Company.

Anyone who may have information is asked to call State College Police at (814) 234-7150 or submit an anonymous tip online.

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