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Possible electrical issue evacuates Edgeworth medical building

Bobby Cherry | Sewickley Herald
Firefighters from Sewickley's Cochran Hose Co. put away a hose as patients and employees of the Edgeworth Commons building on Ohio River Boulevard in Edgeworth look on. The building was evacuated around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, after smoke was reported in an office on the second floor.

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, 3:36 p.m.

Fire crews are investigating what caused smoke to fill a portion of the second floor of a medical building in Edgeworth Tuesday afternoon.

Cochran Hose Co. of Sewickley was called to Edgeworth Commons, 301 Ohio River Blvd., Edgeworth, around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday for a report of smoke filling an office on the second floor.

Fire Chief Jeff Neff said crews think the smoke came from an electrical issue or a heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit. Firefighters were investigating.

The building was evacuated. Nobody was injured.

Several medical practices and an outpatient surgery center are located inside the building.

Bobby Cherry is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-324-1408 or

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