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Somerset hotel destroyed by fire

Sean Stipp | Tribune-Review
The charred remains of the Oakton Hotel in Jenner Township continue to smolder on Feb. 27, 2014 after an overnight fire completely destroyed the structure.

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, 11:36 p.m.
 

The Oakton Hotel in Somerset County was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning, leaving the owner and his son who lived there homeless and without any of their possessions.

The fire forced Ted Moskey, 73, and his son, Chris, to flee the hotel and tavern east of Jennerstown. They were sleeping there when Chris Moskey awoke about 3 a.m. and saw thick smoke that prevented him from seeing what was burning.

The two escaped with only the clothes they were wearing, according to the Somerset Daily American. Ted Moskey owned the 16-room hotel and bar along Golf Course Road in Jenner Township for 40 years.

None of the rooms in the hotel were occupied, the paper reported.

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