Officials Still Trying To Determine Cause Of Kennedy Twp. Fire
KENNEDY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A two-alarm house fire sent emergency crews to Kennedy Township this afternoon.
The fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. at a home in the 900-block of Al Smith Drive.
The fire started in the back of the house. The owner was apparently working inside, called the fire department and said there was some sort of fire in the walls.
“As it proceeded up the wall, it traveled in the ceiling and traveled from the ceiling,” said Kennedy Township Fire Chief Chris Gutt.
The fire spread rapidly.
Witness Chris Stuchell snapped a photo of the fast-moving flames with his cell phone.
“I was just walking home from a bud’s house and I saw a lot of smoke, a ton,” said Stuchell.
Firefighters from Kennedy and Stowe Townships arrived at the scene around 2:30 p.m. and began attacking the fire.
KDKA’s Marty Griffin: “How do you attack a fire like this, sir?”
Gutt: “Go inside, open up the roof, start ventilating.”
They eventually brought it under control.
Right now, there’s been no determination of the cause.
There’s also no real determination on the extent of damage other than to say there is a lot of damage inside the house.
No injuries were reported.
Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.