- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

SCENERY HILL, Pa. (AP) - A fire at a historic Western Pennsylvania bed and breakfast has been ruled accidental.

Firefighters responded to the Century Inn in North Bethlehem Township just before midnight Monday. They brought the fire under control around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.

State police say they’ve determined that a malfunction in the mechanical room was the cause.

No injuries were reported. The 20-room inn is closed to guests on Mondays and Tuesdays and only the owner and her son were inside. They got out safely.

The Century Inn opened in 1794. It’s billed as the oldest continuously operated inn along the National Pike. It has hosted dignitaries including presidents Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk and Sen. Henry Clay.

The inn is located about 25 miles south of downtown Pittsburgh.

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This story has been corrected to say that the inn opened in 1794, not 1788.

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