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Eric Slagle | Daily News - Fire teams cut a hole in the roof of 305 Shaffer Ave. in Elizabeth Township in order to quench a fire that had climbed into the structure's attic.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Eric Slagle | Daily News</em></div>Fire teams cut a hole in the roof of 305 Shaffer Ave. in Elizabeth Township in order to quench a fire that had climbed into the structure's attic.
Eric Slagle | Daily News - Elizabeth Township firefighters assess the level of damage to a single-store home at 305 Shaffer Ave. in the Blaine Hill section of the township.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Eric Slagle | Daily News</em></div>Elizabeth Township firefighters assess the level of damage to a single-store home at 305 Shaffer Ave. in the Blaine Hill section of the township.

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Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, 4:41 a.m.
 

Fire crews responded to 305 Shaffer Ave. in Elizabeth Township's Blaine Hill neighborhood on Thursday after fire swept rapidly through a single-story home at about 3:30 p.m.

Two adults were in the home at the time of the blaze, and reports indicate that a female was transported to a Pittsburgh hospital for evaluation.

Firefighters said the main floor of the structure was fully involved when they arrived.

Elizabeth Township Fire Department Chief Chris Molinaro said crews had to cut a hole in the roof to fight the fire which, had gotten into the attic.

Sandra Davis, who lives next door, said she didn't know about the fire until she received a phone call from a neighbor.

“I looked out my side window and I could see the smoke,” she said. “It happened so quickly. It's scary.”

All township departments responded to the scene, as did fire teams from Elizabeth borough and Sutersville.

The Allegheny County Fire Marshal's office is investigating.

Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1966, or eslagle@tribweb.com.

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