NEW KENSINGTON (KDKA) – Authorities are investigating arson in New Kensington.

Witnesses reported seeing heavy smoke billowing from a vacant home in the 1200-block of Victoria Avenue.

The flames quickly spread to a neighboring house where a family lives. The damage affected the back of the house.

Twila Sneed was sitting on her front porch at about midnight when she smelled smoke.

“And I looked up, it was coming out of that right side window and I ran into the house and told the kids to, you know, to get out,” she told KDKA-TV.

Last month, two other fires in New Kensington were determined to be arson – one on Ridge Avenue and another on McCargo Street.

Both fires were less than a mile from the most recent one on Victoria Avenue.

One firefighter was hurt, but not seriously.


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