Bellefonte garage destroyed by fire

BELLEFONTE – Jim’s Garage in Spring Township was destroyed by fire Tuesday, despite the best efforts of a number of regional fire companies, police said.

Spring Township police said the fire occurred at the garage along the Valentine Hill Road, but was already well on its way when firefighters arrived.

The effort included assistance from Bellefonte , Pleasant Gap, State College, Milesburg and Boalsburg fire companies.

Three vehicles and an assortment of tools were destroyed by the blaze, along with a business that operated in that location for 42 years, police said.

The cause of the fire is not known at this time and the state police fire marshal has been contacted to investigate.