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Kitchen Fire in O'Hara Twp. Temporarily Forces Residents Out

By Eric Rasmussen, Senior Correspondent | April 22, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 042320117

O’Hara Twp., PA – At 5:35 P.M. on April 22nd, crews were dispatched to a possible commercial structure fire located at the Fox Chapel Mews Apartments along Fox Chapel Road. Police arrived and advised units that there was smoke showing from the outside of the structure. Crews quickly arrived and found a working kitchen fire in a third floor apartment. The fire was quickly knocked down but heavy smoke conditions remained throughout the five-story building. Crews then began assisting residents out of the building or had them shelter in place. Ventilation of the building took about an hour before residents were able to return to their apartments. The fire was contained to the single apartment, which sustained substantial damage. What sparked the fire is still under investigation.

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