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Firefighter injured en route to house fire in Washington County

| Thursday, June 27, 2013, 11:36 a.m.

A North Strabane firefighter sustained injuries when his vehicle crashed into a car Thursday morning en route to a house fire, a Washington County 911 official said.

The accident happened at 10:24 a.m. at the intersection of Washington and Weavertown roads. The unnamed firefighter was taken to Allegheny General Hospital on Pittsburgh's North Side, the dispatcher said. No details on the injuries were available.

Emergency officials alerted North Strabane firefighters at 10:18 a.m. to a house fire in the 1100 block of Vista Hill Road, the dispatcher said. Reports came in of fire on the second floor of the two-story structure with heavy smoke coming from the roof. The fire is has been extinguished, the dispatcher said.

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