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Fire destroys Overlook Lounge in Monroeville

By ERIC RASMUSSEN, Senior Correspondent | May 16, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 051720105

May 16, 2020 – Monroeville, Allegheny County – Just after 11am, Monroeville fire units responded to the Overlook Lounge located along James Street for a reported structure fire. C-11 Arrived on-scene reporting a working fire. Engine 12 arrived and laid a supply line and crews began to attack the fire. Fire quickly consumed the building as additional fire departments were requested to assist at the scene. The fire was finally placed under control at 1:53pm but crews stayed on-scene for over four hours performing overhaul. No one was injured but a 90 plus year old women who owns the lounge was inside at the time of the fire. She escaped without injury. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The building is a complete loss.

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