ALTOONA, BLAIR COUNTY - Three people were forced out of their home early in the morning on Wednesday, April 25. A fire started in a second story bedroom on the 1000 block of 19th Avenue around at about 2:20 a.m. In less then 20 minutes, the Altoona Fire Department was on the scene and had the flames under control. Firefighters completely cleared the two-and-a-half residential structure at about 4:15 a.m. The Red Cross was able to put the three-person family up at a hotel for the night. As for the cause of the fire, it remains under investigation by the Fire Marshall.
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