Fire Damages Basement at Jeffersonian Democrat Building in Brookville

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – A fire late Monday evening damaged the basement of the structure that houses the Jeffersonian Democrat newspaper in Brookville.

(Photos by Kyle Yates Photography)

According to a representative at the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Services (DES), the call for the fire at 113 Main Street in Brookville came in at approximately 8:45 p.m.

Brookville Fire Company, Pine Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Reynoldsville Fire Department, DuBois City Fire Department Station 73, Jefferson County EMS, and Brookville Police Department were dispatched to the scene.

The fire was contained to a basement apartment and damage was limited to that area.

No injuries were reported.

Main Street was closed for a portion of the evening as the firefighters battled the blaze. It reopened late Monday evening.

The scene was cleared around 12:01 a.m.

The cause of the fire is unknown. The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal’s Unit is investigating the incident.

According to a post on the Jeffersonian Democrat Facebook page, the newspaper was continuing to operated, but the newspaper office was expected to be closed on Tuesday due to the electricity being turned off in the building following the fire.

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