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Fast-Moving Fire Destroys Crafton Knights of Columbus

By ERIC RASMUSSEN, Senior Correspondent | July 09, 2021 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 071721114

CRAFTON, PA – At 12:30 P.M. on July 9th, fire crews were dispatched to a reported commercial structure fire at the Knights of Columbus Hall located along West Crafton Avenue.

Crews arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the roof of the building. Crews made entry and found heavy fire in the roof area and tried to make an attack, but were forced to evacuate the building due to quickly deteriorating conditions. Shortly after crews evacuated, the roof of the building collapsed. A second-alarm was requested for additional manpower.

Crews remained on scene for several hours while an excavator was brought in to help remove debris. One firefighter was treated for a heat related illness. Construction workers were working on the roof and inside the building when the fire broke out and were able to get out of the building. The fire is now under investigation.

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