2 Hospitalized After New Castle Apartment Fire

NEW CASTLE (KDKA) — Two people were hospitalized following a fire at an apartment building in Lawrence County Saturday morning.

The grease fire broke out in a fourth-floor apartment around 10:30 a.m. at the 12-story Skyview Towers complex in the 200-block of North Beaver Street in New Castle.

A man was reportedly visiting his father when smoke filled the apartment.

A cabinet also caught fire.

According to fire investigators, one of the two men fell asleep while grease was still on the stove. He suffered burns to his face and feet while trying to put out the fire.

The other man was treated for smoke inhalation.

Officials estimate the total damage to the building at about $1,000.

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