Fire crews, bomb squad called to State College apartment building


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ) — First responders fought flames early Monday morning at the Americana House apartments on Locust Lane, and they found devices that called for a bomb squad to take a look.

They were initially called around 12:30 a.m. and remained on scene into the daylight hours. Centre County emergency dispatch tells WTAJ the fire is out at this point, with no injuries reported.

According to State College Police Department Sargent Adam Salyards, the fire came from a second-floor apartment.

After extinguishing the flames, firefighters came across “several suspicious devices” in the apartment, so they called a bomb squad to investigate.

After the investigation, the devices were found to be of no danger. They were part of an electrical engineering project.

It’s reported the fire damage was not too extensive. It was mainly water damage, and only one person may have to be displaced.

All residents that were evacuated have been allowed to return.

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