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Tornado damage causes fire at Pittsburgh Mills Mall movie theater

By ERIC RASMUSSEN, Senior Correspondent | April 08, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 041020105

April 8, 2020 – Frazer Township, Allegheny County – Around 10am, fire crews were dispatched to a report of flames and smoke coming from the roof the Cinemark theater located in the Pittsburgh Mills Mall. Crews arrived and found a small fire caused by a broken gas line after a small tornado ripped off the heating units from the roof. Units quickly cleared as Frazer Township’s Fire Chief stayed on-scene awaiting the gas company. Around 11:30am, a manager reported smoke inside the theater and a full structure assignment was re-dispatched. Crews found smoke from the previous fire inside and ventilated the structure for about 30 minutes before returning into service.

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