Altoona Hotel Fire

altoona fire crews are still on the scene of a major fire at the altoona hotel at 39th street and 5th avenue.

 

the blaze broke out around 2am and wtaj reports that firemen were not able to go inside because of the intensity of the flames. they are just trying to contain the blaze right now and the extreme cold is causing major problems.

 

several firefighters have suffered minor injuries from slipping and falling on the ice.

 

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