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Overnight fire destroys West Mifflin Home

By ERIC RASMUSSEN, Senior Correspondent | August 01, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 080320100

August 1, 2020 – West Mifflin, Allegheny County – At 2:55am, Firefighters were dispatched to a reported house on fire in the area of Glenny Lane. The caller reported what appeared to be a house on fire behind the street. A short time after dispatch, a large header was reported in that area. Duquesne Annex 295 Assistant Chief arrived on-scene and found a working fire located at the bottom of Paules Lane with heavy fire already throughout the structure. Arriving units set up a defense attack which knocked some of the fire down, but due to the type of home, crews had a hard time getting water into the structure. A tactical decision was made to allow the home to free burn enough to open-up the building to allow master streams to be effective. After about 20 minutes of allowing it to free burn, crews began to open up multiple master streams. The home eventually collapsed as crews remained on-scene until about 5am. No one was home at the time of the fire and no injures were reported. The fire is now under investigation.

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