Fire damages half of duplex in Monessen
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.
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