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Coudersport’s Hotel Crittenden is a “three-alarm fire,” mass-casualty incident declared


Wellsville crews called for support

The fire was reported about 6:30am, Wellsville has three trucks on scene, Whitesville on standby

By Andrew Harris, photo by Stephen Brink

Allegany Fire Wire reported this morning:

“Ladder truck requested to the scene of a working structure fire Main Street Coudersport pa

Currently a 3+ alarm fire at the Hotel Crittenden. heavy fire on the 2nd floor with individuals trapped on the fire escape.

Wellsville 1 and 9 on location, Whitesville engine standby at dept 37″

The Star Company #1 from Port Allegany, PA:

“Units are currently operating at a 3rd alarm fire with reports of people trapped at the Hotel Crittenden in Coudersport. Engine 3 and Rescue 3 are on scene. The engine company is currently conducting a primary search on the second floor.”

WNY Fire Alerts posted this about 8am,

“*3rd Alarm – Structure Fire*

Boro of Coudersport, PA (Potter)

133 North Main Street (Hotel Crittenden)

Fire in a 3 Story Brick Structure with Entrapment.

Mass Casualty Incident Declared.”

About the Hotel Crittenden:

The Hotel Crittenden was built in 1891. The majority of the structure is still original. The hotel has recently changed hands (February 22nd, 2014) and we continue to improve up on the structure without disturbing the original beauty. Famous people such as Eliot Ness were frequent guests in our hotel.

We have unique sandwiches, steaks, prime rib, salmon, and other fare. We pride ourselves on using as much local product as possible.

There is entertainment during the week and on weekends. Wednesdays are our wings and strings night featuring the area’s best wings along with live local music.

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