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Gilpin firefighters struggle through floodwaters to reach house fire

Mary Ann Thomas
| Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, 6:51 p.m.
Celeste Van Kirk | Trib Total Media

Because of flooding and icy conditions on Saturday, Gilpin firefighters had to travel via a railroad access area to reach a house fire along Upper Godfrey Drive, according to Armstrong County dispatchers.

There were no injuries, according to dispatchers.

The fire broke out at a two-story home along Upper Godfrey Drive just before 5 p.m. Saturday.

Floodwaters and ice in the residential area along the Allegheny River prevented firefighters from initially reaching the site.

No further details were immediately available.

Mary Ann Thomas is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4691, mthomas@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MaThomas_Trib.

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