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During the height of the rain storm on Sunday evening, box 521 was struck for a dwelling fire, possibly struck by lighting, at 3221 Shellers Bend, unit 827 in Ferguson Township. Captain 591 arrived on scene with flames showing from the roof and upgraded the call to a 2nd Alarm. Crews arrived in the driving rain and found the roof fully involved. They made entry to the affected units to determine if they were occupied and started knockdown. Chief 501 arrived shortly after that, assumed…

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The Alpha Fire Company announces the return of its popular Firefighter-for-a-Day event. This event provides a unique opportunity to those who have considered becoming a volunteer firefighter at Alpha or who simply want to learn more about the role of a firefighter. The event will be held from 6:00 pm Friday, August 15 through 6:00 pm Saturday, August 16. The Alpha Fire Company last hosted this event in 2011. According to Chief Jeff Martin, a twenty seven-year Alpha volunteer, the event is hands-on with participants…

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The Alphas were called to Longfellow Lane in Ferguson Township for a report of smoke coming from the roof of a house. Chief 501 arrived on scene and confirmed smoke showing with flames visible on the second floor to the rear of the structure. Engine 510 arrived, forced entry and began knockdown. Truck 517 then sent a crew to the roof to open a vent. Crews from 514 and 527 assisted with overhaul and the box was placed available.

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Company 5 and Company 5 Fire Police responded to I-99 Southbound between State College and Port Matilda for a reported tractor trailer rollover. Fire Police assisted in closing the right lane until PennDOT arrived.

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