Early morning fire destroys East Deer home
A swift-moving fire heavily damaged a house on Murrayhill Road in East Deer early Friday.
The homeowner, Mary Jo McKay, escaped unharmed, according to police.
Flames were shooting through the roof of the two-story, frame house at 173 Murrayhill Road within 15 minutes of the initial call, which was reported shortly after midnight. A Tarentum fire department was fighting the fire from above by using an aerial ladder truck.
The fire is believed to have started on the first floor, according to East Deer Patrolman Lee Bartolicius. He said the cause could not immediately by determined. An investigator from the Allegheny County Fire Marshal's Office was called to the scene.
Braden Ashe is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4673 or email@example.com.
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