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Fatal Altoona Fire

Authorities say one person was killed and two firefighters were hurt in a house fire in Blair County.

Emergency dispatchers say the fire broke out at a home along East 5th Ave., near Jefferson Park, sometime around 7 p.m.

The Altoona Fire Department says the fire was upgraded to second alarm, and the home is a total loss.

The fire chief says the flames extended over to a neighboring home, but that the residents of that home will be able to get back inside sometime tomorrow.

The condition of the two firefighters who were hurt is unknown at this time.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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