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Several Duquesne homes damaged in fire

| Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 7:51 a.m.
James Knox | Tribune-Review
Firefighters battle a two-alarm blaze that spread to three houses set close together on North 4th Street Wednesday April 16, 2014 in Duquensne. No one was injured in the fire. Two of the three houses were occupied at the time of the fire.
James Knox | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Several homes in the 100 block of Fourth Street in Duquesne were damaged by fire on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
Eric Slagle | Daily News
Firefighters from Duquesne and surrounding communities responded to a fire in the 100 block of N. Fourth Street in Duquesne early Wednesday morning. The American Red Cross and the City of Hope of Nazarene in Duquesne are assisting two families affected by the fire.
Eric Slagle | Daily News
Firefighters from Duquesne and surrounding communities responded to a fire in the 100 block of N. Fourth Street in Duquesne early Wednesday morning. The American Red Cross and the City of Hope of Nazarene in Duquesne are assisting two families affected by the fire.
Eric Slagle | Daily News
Crews had to apply salt on roadways around a three-house fire on N. First Street in Duquesne because of cold temperatures early Wednesday. Nobody was hurt in the fire but two families were displaced from their homes and are receiving assistance from the American Red Cross and the City of Hope of Nazarene in Duquesne.

No one was hurt when fire spread through three houses in Duquesne on Wednesday morning. The fire was reported about 4:45 a.m. at a home on Fourth Street, Duquesne Fire Chief Andrew Fedor said. There was heavy fire in the back,” Fedor said. “Due to the houses being so close to each other, it spread to the adjacent houses.” Crews put the two-alarm fire under control in about two hours, Fedor said. Two people escaped the fire at the first house; the middle house was occupied but Fedor didn't know how many people lived there; and the third house was vacant. The Allegheny County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of the fire. Kevin Brown of the American Red Cross, Western Pennsylvania Region, said the agency was assisting four adults with food, clothes and shelter.

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