Tarentum fire hits vehicles, garage
Fire officials are investigating how a fire in an outdoor trash can spread to a pickup truck and a customized van before reaching a garage in Tarentum early Monday.
Eureka Fire Rescue EMS Fire Chief Rick Heuser said the blaze was reported just before 3 a.m. at the rear of 521 Rear First Ave., near the 500 block of Renouf Alley.
No one was injured.
Heuser said, when firefighters arrived, the garage and an upstairs apartment were on fire.
Firefighters prevented the blaze from reaching the nearby house.
They were also able to rescue a pet pig, a turtle and a lizard from the apartment that was being used as storage and office by Walter Rothholtz.
Heuser said a damage estimate wasn't available.
Eureka Deputy Chief Brad James said an Allegheny County fire marshal is investigating the cause of the blaze because vehicles and a business were damaged.
The fire marshal's office didn't return calls.
Chuck Biedka is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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