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Third Vacant Structure Fire in Two Weeks for City of Duquesne

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

Story No. 061120107

City of Duquense, PA – At 10:33 P.M. on June 9th, firefighters were alerted to the area of Zewe Alley at Kennedy Street for the report of a brush fire. Dispatch then advised units they were now receiving calls of an abandoned house on fire in that area and a full structure assignment was dispatched. Duquense 133 Chief arrived on-scene confirming a working structure fire in an abandoned structure with exposure issues on the 'Delta' side and assumed command. Incoming units were advised to set up a transitional attack to knock down the bulk of the fire and protect the exposure. Once the bulk of the fire was knocked, crews entered the building. At one point, flames began shooting from the roof line above where crews were working, and command requested all units evacuate the structure. Once deemed safe again, crews re-entered and performed overall. The fire was placed under control at 11:29 P.M. No injuries were reported, and the fire is under investigation. This is third abandoned structure to go up in flames in less than two weeks in the City of Duquesne.

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