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Juniata County Apartment Fire

Authorities in Juniata County say 16 people were displaced Wednesday evening following an apartment fire in McAlisterville.

Officials with the Mifflintown Hose Company #1 say multiple area fire departments were dispatched to the blaze after 5 p.m.

Authorities say one person was transported to nearby Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital for evaluation.

Fire crews also rescued a Rottweiler from the second story of the building. The dog, named Karma, was taken to a nearby veterinary clinic and is expected to be okay.

Officials say crews were on scene until approximately 10:30 p.m.

Authorities say the Red Cross has been called in to assist and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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