By Bob Allen

DRAVOSBURG (KDKA) – Two firefighters were injured while battling a fire at a vacant house in Dravosburg Tuesday morning.

According to officials, the fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. in the 4400-block of Lebanon Church Road.

“They were both transported by EMS over to the hospital, released, heat exhaustion, trip, slip and fall type injuries,” Dravosburg Fire Chief Wayne Cosgrove said. “But thank goodness they’re all back home and safe.”

It was the third intentionally-set fire at a vacant house on that street. A neighbor who did not want to be identified said people are getting nervous.

“I live around here and it’s scary to think that other people coming through the property, you don’t know who they are, why they’re doing it and it could be my house next,” she said.

It’s also a problem for firefighters who put their lives on the line.

“It takes a toll on people that are out there doing the job, trying to do the community good,” Cosgrove said.

Investigators say a half hour before the fire started, several people were seen riding on quads and dirt bikes through the area.

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