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Multiple fire companies respond to reported dwelling fire

Firefighters from multiple companies responded to a house fire on Purdue Mountain Road.
Firefighters from multiple companies responded to a house fire on Purdue Mountain Road. Photo provided

Five fire companies were dispatched to a dwelling fire in Benner Township.

The fire began at about 10 a.m. on 904 Purdue Mountain Road.

Alpha, Citizen’s, Logan, Pleasant Gap and Undine fire companies responded to the blaze. Officials would not allow media within a few miles of the fire.

Road damage, caused by flooding in October, made it difficult for first responders to reach the fire, as they had to travel “the long way around.”

Jeff Wharran, director for the Centre County Emergency Management Agency, said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency told CCEMA that it would pay for emergency repairs to Purdue Mountain Road.

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