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Crews Battle Abandoned Building Fire in Braddock

By ERIC RASMUSSEN, Senior Correspondent | February 01, 2021 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 020321100

Braddock, PA – At 4:51 P.M. on February 1st, firefighters were dispatched to a reported house on fire located in the 300 block of Camp Avenue. Soon after dispatch, Rivers Edge FD reported a header of smoke seen from their station. Crews arrived to find an abandoned three-story apartment style building with heavy fire showing from the rear, along with a brush fire. Rivers Edge Engine set up in an alley behind the building and quickly hit the fire with a deck gun, knocking the bulk of the fire down. A second-alarm was requested, and crews began to check for extension throughout the building. Due to unsafe conditions on the third floor of the building, crews were unable to get to the fire from the inside. A tower ladder was brought into the rear alley to extinguish the rest of the fire on the third floor. No one was injured. The Allegheny County Fire Marshal is now investigating.

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