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House Fire In Richland Twp. Presents Challenge For Firefighters

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RICHLAND TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — The location of a home in Richland Township presented some challenges for firefighters when a blaze broke out there this morning.

Authorities say the fire started in the basement of the home on the 6000-block of Station Hill Road. The house is located across railroad tracks and up a steep, gravel road.

When crews arrived, smoke could be seen pouring from windows and eventually through the roof of the structure. The owner was at work at the time.

Crews had to use extreme caution in response to reports that there may have been fireworks and other explosive materials inside.

“But there’s nothing that was found, no explosives were found or anything like that,” Chief Jim Kelly, of the Richland Township Fire Department, said once the fire was extinguished. “We did… obviously, felt it was safe to go in and attack the fire.”

There were no injuries.

The Allegheny County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

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