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Hersheypark Arena Fire Has Been Contained, Roof Damage Deemed 'Easy To Repair'

Hersheypark Arena caught fire on Thursday and the blaze was a five-alarm fire before firefighters had it contained. However, the damage to the roof has been deemed "easy to repair" by officials (via Broad Street Hockey). The fire began at 1:10 p.m. and force an evacuation of the building. The roof was undergoing construction which may have caused the fire. No cause has yet been determined.

The venerable 75-year old arena was the site of Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game for the Philadelphia Warriors against the New York Knicks in 1962. The Hershey Bears AHL team, which now plays at Giant Center, used the venue as their home ice from 1936-2002. The Bears are currently a Washington Capitals affiliate but were an affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers from 1984-1996.

No longer used to host a professional team, Hersheypark Arena is currently home to the Lebanon Valley College Flying Dutchmen ice hockey team. The arena has a capacity of 7,286.