Below is information about the incident and victims. Please help as you can.
- 10:15AM service from First English Lutheran Church, which served as a shelter, and is one block from the incident site, will be broadcast this Sunday Morning on WTRN. More information on what you can do to help will likely be passed along.
- The Daugherty Family Gofundme:
- Edward and Deb Patterson Gofundme:
NOTE: Clothing donations are PAUSED: From The Brew Coffee and Tap:
We are speechless you guys… absolutely speechless. The generosity of everyone these last 3 or 4 days has brought us to tears multiple times a day! This is amazing! This is a whole community effort and you all have truly outdone yourselves!
We will be taking a pause on accepting clothing/household item/tangible item donations this weekend so that an amazing team of volunteers can work together to sort, organize, clean, and distribute these items to the families and victims involved in Mondays tragedy. Keep an eye out early next week to see what might be needed!
Thank you all so much again… we’ve received donations from Tyrone, State College, Altoona, Duncansville, Hollidaysburg, Bellwood, Huntingdon, Philipsburg and even as far as Washington DC and Texas! You all made this happen and have shown what humanity and community mean we love you all!
- This was a huge fire for the water system, but fortunately you may see only a discoloration of the water due to the System being stirred up. No Boil Water Notice is expected at this time.
- All Residents who were evacuated from their houses yesterday are now allowed to return. The Department received notification from the gas company that the area is now safe!
- Tyrone Police Department Press Release
House Explosion/ Multiple House Dwelling Fire/ Fatality
On July 26, 2021 at approximately 1308 hours, the Tyrone Police Department along with multiple Fire Companies and AMED were dispatched for a house explosion and dwelling fire on the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Ave in Tyrone Borough. On scene, a residence was found to be collapsed and on fire along with a residence next door that was fully engulfed. A third residence was also on fire. There were 5 victims transported from the scene, two to Penn Highlands Tyrone, and three to UPMC Altoona. Two of the victims were later transported to Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh and their condition is unknown.
During the course of the investigation, it was learned that one person was not accounted for during the explosion/fire. The victim was later recovered from the scene and was found deceased. An autopsy is scheduled for today. The identity of the victim is being withheld until an autopsy is performed.
Multiple residents were evacuated from their homes and businesses were also evacuated. The scene was closed for a two block radius for the safety of unauthorized personnel.
Pennsylvania Ave from 12th Street to 14th Street is still closed and evacuated until it is deemed safe for residents to return. Power has also been disconnected in the downtown area for a period of time.
The Tyrone Police Department would like to Thank all the Fire Companies that responded, AMED, 911 Center, EMA Directors, Blair County Coroner’s Office, Bellwood Police, PSP, Penn Highlands Tyrone, UPMC Altoona, PUC, People’s Gas, Glenn Johnston Contractors, G&R Excavating and Demolition, American Red Cross, Powerhouse Subs, Mac’s Market, The Village Pantry, Caterpillar Corner Daycare, Domino’s Pizza, Save a Lot, Good Shepard Church, Tyrone Area School District, First Lutheran Church, Grace Baptist Church, Hillside Church, Tyrone Alliance Church and any other business that helped in this disaster. We would also like to thank the numerous citizens that donated water, Gatorade and snacks to our first responders that were on scene for hours. It was very much appreciated.
The scene of the incident will remain closed during the course of the investigation, which is STILL PENDING. No other information will be released at this time.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families during this horrible tragedy.