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Massive fire destroys Ambridge Business

By ERIC RASMUSSEN, Senior Correspondent | July 18, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 073020102

Saturday, July 18, 2020 – Ambridge, Beaver County – Just before 5am, Fire crews were dispatched to the 300 block of 14th Street for a reported commercial structure fire. Arriving units found heavy fire showing from a large commercial structure that manufactures steel. Additional units were quickly dispatched as the fire raged. It was soon discovered that the hydrants had low pressure so multiple tankers were dispatched to the scene from both Beaver and Allegheny County. The fire raged for several hours before being brought under control around 11am. The fire eventually went to five alarms bringing in 24 fire companies. Two firefighters received minor injuries and one firefighters was transported to a hospital with smoke inhalation. The fire started in the main building of Sukup Steel where 10 employees were working at the time. All made it out safely. The main building is considered a total loss. The fire is still under investigation.

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