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Explosion reported in Centre Hall

Firefighters work at the scene of a reported explosion Wednesday in Centre Hall.
Firefighters work at the scene of a reported explosion Wednesday in Centre Hall. Photo provided

An explosion in Centre Hall was reported to Centre County dispatch at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Initial dispatch calls said there was a reported house fire at 411 Pennsylvania Ave., though there was no blaze when firefighters arrived on scene, according to Centre County Fire Wire.

Fire Wire also said it was a possible propane explosion and that the building was evacuated “due to structural integrity.”

The fire marshal was called to the scene.

State Route 144 was shut down at about 9:50 p.m. and drivers were advised to avoid the area.

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