Area briefs

Senior services buses destroyed in blaze

An early Sunday morning fire destroyed at least six Blair Senior Services buses.

According to the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Department’s Facebook post, firefighters received a call about 5:20 a.m. for a commercial building fire, initially reported as a DeGol building.

Units were dispatched to the area of Loop Road and River Road and found six buses at the Blair Senior Services transportation building fully engulfed in flames and the fire dangering the building.

Lakemont, Geeseytown, Duncansville, Freedom Township, Allegheny Township, Roaring Spring and Greenwood fire companies assisted on the call.

Fire destroys sheds at humane society

A fire at the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, destroyed some supplies Sunday afternoon, but no animals were injured, the organization stated on its Facebook page.

According to the post, a fire broke out in a few of the society’s sheds in the backyard. “Our animals are 100% safe,” the post reads. “Our staff are safe. Our volunteers are safe. That is the single most important thing.”

The humane society lost all of its extra cages, the post stated, and donations are being accepted to help the organization rebuild.

Police on lookout for teens

Pennsylvania State Police and Tyrone Borough Police Department have issued a BOLO, be on the lookout, for three teens, who allegedly fled the scene of a crash.

According to the Tyrone department’s Facebook page, the three Black males were being pursued by state police when the crash occurred. The three, wearing blue jeans and white shirts, were last seen in the area of the Schell Run Lane toward Reservoir Park. One teen was wearing dark-colored jeans, the post states.

The post was updated twice, noting that the teens were reportedly sighted in the 900 block of Hoovers Lane and later in the area of Quest Haven.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 911 as state police and Tyrone police will be on patrol looking for the suspects.

Police urged anyone who saw the teens to use caution and to not confront or detain them.


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