Home Owned By Same Family For More Than 100 Years Destroyed In Fire

JEANNETTE (KDKA) — A home was significantly damaged by fire in Jeannette Friday morning.

Crews responded the fire in the 300 block of Chestnut Street around 10:30 a.m.

Family members say the woman who lives there had just been admitted to the hospital and relatives were staying there while she was away.

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Everyone made it out safely, but one of three dogs inside perished.

One of the dogs was rescued by a determined neighbor with a crowbar.

“Me and another guy broke the locks and got the dog out,” Dave Carson said.

Mike Blasco and Mary McCoy say the house has been in their family for more than 100 years.

“My mom and dad lived there 60 years and their mother and father owned it before that,” Blasco said.

“Lotta memories in that house,” Mary McCoy said. “Yeah you better believe it.”

Firefighters said crews were in serious danger at one point while battling the flames.

“We had three roof joists go above our firefighters,” Jeannette Fire Chief Vance Phillips said.

There is no word on what caused the fire.

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