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Structure Fire Destroys Overlook Lounge in Monroeville

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

Story No. 051720105

Monroeville, PA - Just after 11:00 A.M. on May 16th, 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 1:53 P.M., but crews stayed on-scene for over four hours performing overhaul. A 90 plus year old woman who owns the lounge was inside at the time of the fire, but she escaped without injury. No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The building is a complete loss.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.