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Fire Destroys Abandoned Bar in City of Duquesne

By ERIC RASMUSSEN, Senior Correspondent | May 31, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 060220114

City of Duquesne, PA – At 9:00 P.M. on May 31st, fire crews were dispatched to the intersection of Grant Avenue at Auriles Street for a reported structure on fire.

Duquesne's Fire Chief arrived on-scene and reported a working fire in an abandoned two-story commercial structure with heavy fire throughout and requested a second-alarm. Duquesne's Chief then advised incoming units that no one was to enter the structure and that it would be defensive operations only.

Two separate collapses occurred, requiring PAR checks for all units which were cleared both times. Crews battled the fire for several hours before it was brought under control at 1:26 A.M. Crews remained on-scene throughout the night and returned to the scene several times the next day to extinguish hot spots.

Several people who lived next to the building were being assisted by the American Red Cross due to smoke and water damage, along with damage that occurred during the collapse. No injuries were reported and the fire is under investigation.

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