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Firefighters battle flames, frigid temperatures in early morning Auburn house fire

Firefighters battle flames, frigid temperatures in early morning Auburn house fire”

Emergency crews were dispatched to a fire on the 3000 block of Versailles Avenue in McKeesport on Monday night.

As a result of the near zero-degree temperatures at the time, additional crews were called to the scene for relief.

Firefighters said the closet hydrant to the home was frozen when they arrived. Fire officials credit working smoke detectors at the apartment for helping everyone escape unharmed.

No one was injured in the fire.

In addition to city firefighters, crews from White Oak No. 1, Glassport and Duquesne Annex also assisted at the scene, along with McKeesport Ambulance Rescue Service.

An Auburn home was damaged in a heavy fire that displaced a woman and her dogs early Monday morning.

A wood fireplace is being investigated as the origin of the fire.

It appears the fire started on the second or third floor of the home, and Holden said there have not been any reports of injuries.

Although there was extensive damage on all three floors of the home, Quill said he does not believe it is a total loss.



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