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Etna fire damages 2 homes, displaces 10

By ERIC RASMUSSEN, Senior Correspondent | May 09, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 051020106

May 9, 2020 – Etna, Allegheny County – At 3:32pm, fire crews were dispatched the Wilson Street in Etna Borough for a residential structure fire. Crews arrived to find heavy fire conditions in the rear of the structure quickly extending into an exposure. Crews quickly began to attack the fire as a second alarm was requested. Firefighters were able to get the bulk of the fire knocked down but worked for almost an hour chasing fire in both houses that extended throughout the walls. A third alarm was eventually requested for additional manpower. Everyone who lived in the homes safely made it out, including two cats that were rescued. Four firefighters were treated on-scene for various medical issues. A total six adults and four children are now displaced. The fire, which appeared to begin on a rear porch is still under investigation.

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