Fire breaks out in State College apartment building


UPDATE 9/30: According to the Alpha Fire Company, three people were displaced by the fire. Assistance was provided by the Red Cross and those who were displaced now have a place to stay.

The apartment building did not house any students from Penn State University.

The building is repairable and the cause of the fire is undetermined.

The original story can be found below.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ) — An apartment building in State College caught on fire Tuesday afternoon.

The call for the fire went out at approximately 1:45 p.m. for a fire on the third floor of the building located on the 100 block of North Barnard Street.

State College police have confirmed that nobody is currently inside of the building. The fire has been contained.

According to Steve Blair, Chief of Alpha Fire Company, the fire was accidental and it will take more investigating to determine the exact cause.

Blair said the building is uninhabitable and the Red Cross is helping those who were displaced.

An exact total on how many people were displaced is unclear at this time.

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