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Fire in former church in McKees Rocks destroys Persian rugs, other items

James Knox | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Fire fighters battled a five-alarm fire that started around 7:30am Wednesday October 10, 2012 at a warehouse in the 700 block of Yonkers Street in McKees Rocks.

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, 9:36 a.m.
 

No one was hurt in a five-alarm fire in a former church in McKees Rocks on Wednesday morning.

Fire Chief Nick Radoycis said firefighters were called to the building in the 700 block of Yunker Street just before 7:30 a.m. A furniture company uses the space to store Persian rugs and other items, Radoycis said. Firefighters forced their way into the building when they arrived.

“Carpeting was piled high against the door,” Radoycis said. “It was blazing rather well.”

It appears the fire started inside the building and was centered in the doorway of the main entrance, he said. The Allegheny County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause.

 

 
 


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