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Firefighters battle four-alarm blaze in Beltzhoover

| Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, 12:00 p.m.

Fifty-seven firefighters were called to a four-alarm fire that spread from an abandoned Beltzhoover home early Sunday.

The fire in the 400 block of Jucunda Street started about 3:30 a.m., according to the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire.

Residents of neighboring homes, including five children and two adults from a duplex, were evacuated. The adjacent homes sustained significant damage when the fire spread.

The brick and frame single-family dwelling was gutted by the fire. The value of the home is estimated at $40,000.

The American Red Cross provided the families with food, clothing and shelter.

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