TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Fire damages half of duplex in Monessen

Daily Photo Galleries

Westmoreland Photo Galleries

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 1:33 p.m.
 

Firefighters from the Monessen Fire Department were able to contain an electrical fire in one side of 413 First St. quickly enough for the other half of the duplex to be saved.

Company 1 Chief Chris Rhome said the 22 firefighters from his company had the fire “knocked down in a matter of minutes.”

They responded to the call about 6:40 a.m.

Rhome estimated the damage at about $20,000, with smoke and water making the damaged side of the building uninhabitable.

The side of the duplex where the fire occurred was unoccupied at the time of the blaze, Rhome said.

The building's owner, who lives in the other half of the duplex, was home at the time of the fire and was able to re-enter the unaffected side once fire crews finished at the scene, Rhome said.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Westmoreland

  1. Former Penn-Trafford student put on house arrest for drug sales
  2. One-day lane restrictions set on Route 30 in North Huntingdon
  3. Greensburg driver charged after ATV struck on rail tracks
  4. Greensburg seeks holiday parade marchers
  5. Line painting planned in Penn Township
  6. House 58th District seat candidates focus on education, taxes
  7. Greater Latrobe teachers, school board approve 5-year contract
  8. Unity rally aims to counter negativity of KKK message in ’97
  9. DNA evidence in alleged June 2013 rape leads to Latrobe man’s arrest
  10. Second phase of Westmoreland Airpark in Unity opens
  11. Attorney: Indiana County suspect not fit for trial in fatal Derry shooting
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.