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Two Dead in Fatal Duquesne Fire

By ERIC RASMUSSEN, Senior Correspondent | May 29, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 053020101

City of Duquesne, PA – At exactly midnight on May 29th, firefighters were dispatched to the 1100 block of Karl Avenue for a reported house on fire.

Duquense Annex Fire Department confirmed a working fire that they could see from their station. Dispatch advised incoming units that there was possible entrapment now. Duquense's Chief arrived on-scene and reported heavy fire from the rear of the home.

Arriving crews had a hard time entering the home due to the amount of fire. Once firefighters were able to knock the fire down enough, crews made entry and began searching the building. Crews found one victim on the second floor and extricated them from the home. A short time later, a second victim was located on the third floor. Both victims were found deceased.

Crews continued to fight the fire before it was brought under control in just over an hour. Both victims, a male and female, were 23-years-old. No other injuries were reported and the fire is under investigation.

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