Live picture & fireground audio: Fifth-alarm at PA’s old Hersheypark Arena.

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A fifth-alarm has been sounded (at 2:45 PM EDT) for a fire in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania at the old Hersheypark Arena. Reports indicate workers had been on the roof prior to the fire breaking out.

WGAL-TV (where you will also find video):

Firefighters are battling  a blaze on the roof of the old Hersheypark arena.

Crews were called to the historic facility about 1:15 p.m. 

The hot weather as well as the curved roof are hampering fire crews, according to Derry Township police. 

AP:

Fire crews from Palmyra and Campbelltown were dispatched at 1:10 p.m.  Thursday to help Dauphin County companies battle a reported fire at the old  Hersheypark Arena in Derry Township.

The building was being evacuated and  there was heavy smoke coming from the roof about 1:15 p.m., according to a  witness at the scene.

Trucks from Mount Joy, Elizabethtown and Manheim also responded to the  four-alarm fire.

The arena, which is used primarily for youth hockey, is  under going renovations that included repairing the roof. And workers today were  putting in a new ice surface.

The historic sports venue opened in 1936.  For many years, it was home to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League.  Lebanon Valley College plays its home hockey games there.

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