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Avalon Motel fire forces evacuation

| Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, 12:00 p.m.

Firefighters responded to a midnight alarm at the Avalon Motel, where a fire ripped through part of the building and forced a complete evacuation.

Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Don Brucker said the fire spread from room 132 to several other rooms in the Ohio River Boulevard motel.

All of the building's occupants made it out safely.

Firefighters spent about 90 minutes bringing the flames under control, Avalon Fire Chief Bill Carney said. The cause of the fire had not been determined.

The Allegheny County Fire Marshal's office wants to question the occupants of the room where the fire started, Brucker said.

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