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Home burns Tuesday morning in Leetsdale

Bobby Cherry
| Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
Smoke pours from an attic as firemen from Cochran Hose Co. remove a window and its frame at 64 Ohio River Boulevard in Leetsdale on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. No one was injured in the fire at the home.
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Smoke pours from an attic as firemen from Cochran Hose Co. remove a window and its frame at 64 Ohio River Boulevard in Leetsdale on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. No one was injured in the fire at the home.
Firemen hold a hose as crews spray a home at 64 Ohio River Boulevard in Leetsdale on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. No one was injured in the fire at the home.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Firemen hold a hose as crews spray a home at 64 Ohio River Boulevard in Leetsdale on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. No one was injured in the fire at the home.
Cochran Hose Co. firefighter Sam Bruno wipes his face with a towel after working at the scene of a house fire at 64 Ohio River Boulevard in Leetsdale on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. No one was injured in the fire at the home.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Cochran Hose Co. firefighter Sam Bruno wipes his face with a towel after working at the scene of a house fire at 64 Ohio River Boulevard in Leetsdale on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. No one was injured in the fire at the home.
Leetsdale Fire Department captain Marty Davis removes part of a roof at 64 Ohio River Boulevard in Leetsdale during a house fire Tuesday, April 18, 2017. No one was injured in the fire at the house.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Leetsdale Fire Department captain Marty Davis removes part of a roof at 64 Ohio River Boulevard in Leetsdale during a house fire Tuesday, April 18, 2017. No one was injured in the fire at the house.
A fireman cools off on the stairs next door after helping put out a fire at 64 Ohio River Boulevard on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. No one was injured in the fire at the home.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
A fireman cools off on the stairs next door after helping put out a fire at 64 Ohio River Boulevard on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. No one was injured in the fire at the home.

Crews battled a fire late Tuesday morning on Route 65 in Leetsdale.

The fire started in the back of a house at 64 Ohio River Boulevard in Leetsdale at about 11:45 a.m., borough Fire Chief Ernie Logan said. An adult and three children, who rent the home, were not home at the time.

"We were standing at the fire department talking when we saw the fire go up," firefighter Wes James said. "We had a fire engine out before we could call 911."

Logan said fire quickly spread to all three floors of the home.

Traffic on Route 65 had been restricted to a single lane in each direction.

Bobby Cherry is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at rcherry@tribweb.com or on Twitter at @bc_trib.

Editor's note: Incorrect initial information about who lives in the home was given to the Herald. The information has been updated to reflect that four people — including three children — live in, but where not at home when the fire happened.

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