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Three Alarm Fire Breaks Out At The Park At State College; No Injuries Reported

A three alarm fire resulting in a partial roof collapse at The Park at State College off Blue Course Drive broke out earlier this evening.

Alpha Fire Company responded to the blaze and got it under control without too much trouble. According to the fire company, all residents were evacuated from the building safely and no injuries were reported. Damage to the affected building seemed substantial, with a portion of the building’s roof caving in.

Eyewitness Jared Stufft, an OrderUp driver making a delivery at The Park, says he saw the blaze grow rapidly in mere minutes. “I saw the fire as I was pulling in,” Stufft said. “At that point it was no bigger than like a basketball. Didn’t take very long for it to grow like crazy.”

Alpha’s fire chief officially marked the fire under control around 8:20 p.m. For clarity, the severity of a fire is measured in “alarms.” A multiple alarm fire means that the blaze is significant enough to warrant increased unit presence, meaning a higher alarm number would result in more firefighters responding to the scene.

Officials from The Park confirmed that it would accommodate residents of the affected building by paying for rooms at the Sleep Inn located near the complex.

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David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected].

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