Fire sweeps through two houses in Rankin

Rankin volunteer firefighters talk on the scene of a fire that took place at 11 North Holland Avenue in Rankin Saturday evening, July 5, 2014. The cause of the fire is still up to investigation.
Rankin volunteer firefighters talk on the scene of a fire that took place at 11 North Holland Avenue in Rankin Saturday evening, July 5, 2014. The cause of the fire is still up to investigation.
Photo by Emily Harger | Tribune-Review
| Saturday, July 5, 2014, 4:58 p.m.

Fire gutted two houses on Saturday on North Holland Avenue in Rankin.

Dozens of firefighters from Rankin, Braddock, North Braddock, Whitaker, Munhall and Forest Hills responded to the fire reported around 4 p.m. They had it under control about an hour later. No injuries were reported.

The fire appears to have started in 16 N. Holland Ave., and spread next door to 14 N. Holland Ave., Rankin police said. Allegheny County fire marshals are investigating.

Families and friends consoled the residents of both houses. The homeowners declined comment.

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