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Eight escape fire in Hill District row house

| Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, 12:00 p.m.

Four adults and four children were able to get out of a Hill District row house that caught fire early Sunday, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire said.

The eight were awakened by a resident of the home who had been out for the evening and returned at 6 a.m.

The fire in the 700 block of Junilla Street started in a second-floor bedroom of the house, fire officials said. The woman found the fire in her bedroom, where her 2-year-old son and 15-year-old nephew were sleeping. One resident of the home attempted to use a fire extinguisher but was unable to put out the flames.

Damage to the home and contents is estimated at $5,000.

The American Red Cross assisted the fire victims.

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