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Fire Damages Ambridge House, Cause Under Investigation

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AMBRIDGE (KDKA)- Firefighters are looking into the cause of a Monday morning fire in Ambridge.

Smoke was spotted coming from a home that had housed several apartments in the 600-block of Glenwood Avenue around 1:45 a.m.

When fire crews arrived, flames and smoke were coming out of the roof. They believe the fire started in a second floor apartment.

“When I arrived on the scene here, I saw heavy smoke coming out the front window. After a short period of time, there were heavy flames that came busting through the front window,” former firefighter Chad Gavura said.

From there, the flames spread to the back of the building and the roof.

A man and woman living in one unit weren’t home at the time. The other two units were vacant and under renovation.

A 10-foot snake was found dead in the living room. Firefighters say more exotic animals were living in an upstairs room, but the area was too badly damaged for firefighters to get inside.

No one was hurt and the cause is under investigation.

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