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Toftrees building catches fire in Patton Township

Alpha Fire Company firefighters work the scene of a structure fire at Toftrees Golf Resort in Patton Township June 16, 2016.
Alpha Fire Company firefighters work the scene of a structure fire at Toftrees Golf Resort in Patton Township June 16, 2016. nmark@centredaily.com

Centre County dispatchers reported an automatic fire alarm at Toftrees Resort at about 3:40 p.m. Thursday, and an Alpha Fire Company unit discovered a building fire upon arrival.

Firefighters initially observed smoke billowing from the resort’s tower, though flames soon broke out, according to Alpha Assistant Chief Shawn Kauffman.

Firefighters from multiple fire companies were dispatched to the scene, where the fire was put out from within the building, Kauffman said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, and Kauffman is not aware of any injuries.

Kauffman said the wing of the building with guest rooms cannot be occupied due to water and smoke damage.

Centre County dispatchers called six fire companies. Kauffman said Alpha, Boalsburg and Pleasant Gap fire companies were on scene.

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