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Fire damages houses in Swissvale

| Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, 8:57 a.m.
A woman, who officials identified as the occupant of a home gutted by fire, assesses the damage on Thursday, February 13, 2014, in the 2300 block of Milligan Avenue in Swissvale.
James Knox | Tribune-Review
A woman, who officials identified as the occupant of a home gutted by fire, assesses the damage on Thursday, February 13, 2014, in the 2300 block of Milligan Avenue in Swissvale.
A woman that officials identified as the occupant (left) of a home gutted by fire Feb. 13, 2014 in the 2300 block of Milligan Avenue in Swissvale assesses the damage.
James Knox | Tribune-Review
A woman that officials identified as the occupant (left) of a home gutted by fire Feb. 13, 2014 in the 2300 block of Milligan Avenue in Swissvale assesses the damage.
An investigator photographs a home gutted by fire February 13, 2014 in the 2300 block of Milligan Avenue in Swissvale.
James Knox | Tribune-Review
An investigator photographs a home gutted by fire February 13, 2014 in the 2300 block of Milligan Avenue in Swissvale.
Firefighters stand in front of three homes gutted by fire February 13, 2014 in the 2300 block of Milligan Avenue in Swissvale.
James Knox | Tribune-Review
Firefighters stand in front of three homes gutted by fire February 13, 2014 in the 2300 block of Milligan Avenue in Swissvale.

There were no injuries in a three-alarm fire early Thursday in Swissvale that destroyed one house and caused significant damage to two others. Allegheny County 911 dispatchers began receiving multiple calls shortly after 6 a.m. about a house on fire in the 2300 block of Milligan Avenue, firefighters said. The first police officer on the scene reported that a house was fully involved. By the time the first firefighters arrived, the fire had spread to two adjoining homes. It took firefighters from nearly a dozen communities about 90 minutes to bring the flames under control. There was no immediate word on what caused the fire.

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