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New Year's fire leaves Jeannette family homeless

| Thursday, May 10, 2012, 9:19 p.m.

A Jeannette family lost their home in an early morning fire New Year's Day.

The fire at the Gordon residence at 218 S. 11th St., West Jeannette, destroyed the second floor and roof, said Mike Bertolino, Jeannette fire chief.

Bertolino said a 19-year-old man was the only person inside the house at the time of the 2:09 a.m. fire. The man fled to a nearby house and called for help.

No injuries were reported.

Bertolino said fire marshals with the city and state police will try to determine a cause today. He said it's unlikely the house can be salvaged.

The man and at least two others who lived in the house are staying with relatives, Bertolino said.

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