- Associated Press - Friday, July 28, 2017

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) - A fire has damaged a historically significant building in Pennsylvania undergoing $13 million in renovations.

The Altoona Mirror reports (https://bit.ly/2w5ecfx ) the fire broke out Wednesday around 4 p.m. at Highland Hall in Hollidaysburg.

The building, which dates back to the 1840s, was undergoing renovations to become a senior housing facility.

Firefighters were quickly able to get the blaze under control, and no injuries were reported.

Andy Haines, executive vice president of the State College-based development company S&A; Homes, says the fire broke out on the rooftop of a newly constructed wing. He says he is unable to confirm whether the fire would extend the timeline of the renovations.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.


Information from: Altoona Mirror, https://www.altoonamirror.com

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