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STOWE TOWNSHIP (KDKA)- Several people were forced out of a home in Stowe Township by a fire early Thursday morning.

According to officials at the scene, the fire started around 1 a.m. at a home on Highland Avenue.

Officials say flames were shooting out of the home when they arrived on scene.

Two people who live in the home, as well as a visitor, managed to safely escape the fire.

Two other people who live in the home were not home at the time of the fire.

Stowe Township Fire Marshal Martin Jacobs says this was an intense, two-alarm fire.

“When we got there, fire was pretty much blowing out the front window of the house,” Jacobs said. “Damage to the home is extensive, a lot of heat and smoke damage.”

Firefighters went door-to-door to warn neighbors of the danger.

One neighboring home sustained exterior damaged, but for the most part, firefighters kept the blaze from spreading.

People living on the street lost power for about two hours after the flames damaged a power line.

A restoration crew arrived this morning to board up the shattered windows.

There are no reported injuries and the fire marshal is investigating the cause.

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