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Springdale house damaged in blaze

Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
 

No one was injured in a short-lived house fire at 627 Garfield St. in Springdale on Saturday afternoon.

The blaze broke out shortly before 2 p.m., and firefighters knocked it down in about 20 minutes, according to Kevin Wilhelm, chief of Springdale Volunteer Fire Department.

A neighbor reported smelling smoke coming from the home, and firefighters were able to arrive in time to save the two-story structure. Except for the broken windows, the home's exterior looked untouched by the blaze.

The occupants in the house's three apartments were not home when the fire broke out on the second floor, Wilhelm said.

The cause of the blaze is unknown and is under investigation by the Allegheny County Fire Marshal's Office, Wilhelm said.

The house sustained fire and smoke damage on the second floor and water damage on the first floor, he said.

Borough officials were trying to locate the residents.

Mary Ann Thomas is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-226-4691 or mthomas@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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