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Bellevue House Fire Goes to Five Alarms

By ERIC RASMUSSEN, Senior Correspondent | July 24, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 073020103

Bellevue, Allegheny County - On Friday, July 24th at 8:21 A.M., firefighters were dispatched to the 100 block of Grant Avenue for a reported house on fire. Minutes later, Bellevue Chief arrived on-scene reporting heavy fire showing from the first floor of the home and immediately requested a second-alarm. Within minutes, fire began to run throughout the home, which was divided up into apartments as fire crews had a hard time getting the fire knocked down. Due to the high heat of humidity, the fire quickly grew to five alarms as crews battled for several hours before the fire was finally brought under control. One resident was home at the time and managed to escape. Several firefighters were treated on-scene and one was transported for heat related illnesses. The American Red Cross is assisting those displaced by the fire. The home, which housed five apartments was deemed a total loss. The fire is now under investigation.

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