Firefighters battle blaze in Hollidaysburg

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Firefighters are on scene at a fire on Allegheny Street in Hollidaysburg.

A fire and explosion were reported about 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon at 117 Allegheny St.

Damage was also reported at several other structures on the block.

Karen Lightner was one of several people who escaped the fire before it consumed an apartment building at 115 Allegheny St.

“I lost everything,” she said.

But she is thankful that no one was injured.

“Someone was watching over us.”