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Fire destroys unoccupied historic hotel in Pennsylvania

July 24, 2019

OKLAHOMA, Pa. (AP) — Fire has destroyed an unoccupied historic hotel in western Pennsylvania.

The Belvedere Hotel collapsed early Wednesday as flames consumed the structure that was built in 1905 on Route 66 across from a railroad stop in Westmoreland County.

The 28-room hotel was declared unsafe in 2017.

Officials are saying the fire is suspicious because no one was living in the building and utilities were turned off.

The fire marshal is investigating.

No one was injured.

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