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Fire sweeps through two houses in Rankin

Emily Harger | Tribune-Review - 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.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Emily Harger | Tribune-Review</em></div>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.
Emily Harger | Tribune-Review - Alicia Reaves cries at the sight of her home on North Holland Avenue in Rankin that caught fire Saturday evening, July 5, 2014. The cause of the fire is still up to investigation.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Emily Harger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Alicia Reaves cries at the sight of her home on North Holland Avenue in Rankin that caught fire Saturday evening, July 5, 2014. The cause of the fire is still up to investigation.
Emily Harger | Tribune-Review - A firefighter walks away from the backyard of 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.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Emily Harger | Tribune-Review</em></div>A firefighter walks away from the backyard of 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.
Emily Harger | Tribune-Review - Rankin volunteer firefighters watch as hot spots are contained 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.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Emily Harger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Rankin volunteer firefighters watch as hot spots are contained 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.
Emily Harger | Tribune-Review - A firefighter steps out of the top floor window of 11 North Holland Avenue in Rankin that caught fire Saturday evening, July 5, 2014. The cause of the fire is still up to investigation.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Emily Harger | Tribune-Review</em></div>A firefighter steps out of the top floor window of 11 North Holland Avenue in Rankin that caught fire Saturday evening, July 5, 2014. The cause of the fire is still up to investigation.
Emily Harger | Tribune-Review -
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Emily Harger | Tribune-Review</em></div>
Emily Harger | Tribune-Review - Dominic Reaves comforts his mother Alicia Reaves as she cries at the sight of her home on North Holland Avenue in Rankin that caught fire Saturday evening, July 5, 2014. The cause of the fire is still up to investigation.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Emily Harger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Dominic Reaves comforts his mother Alicia Reaves as she cries at the sight of her home on North Holland Avenue in Rankin that caught fire Saturday evening, July 5, 2014. The cause of the fire is still up to investigation.

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Saturday, July 5, 2014, 4:36 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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