STOWE TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Six people were evacuated from their homes during a fire early Tuesday morning in Stowe Township.
Firefighters were called to the 1100 block of Island Avenue around 3:15 a.m. They found fire coming from the front room of a ground floor apartment in a multi-residential building. The apartment was not occupied at the time. It’s believed the people who live there are out of town.READ MORE: Several Fire Departments Called To 3-Alarm Fire At The Pleasant Bar
“I heard glass popping so I muted the TV just to listen out. That’s when I heard the smoke detector in the hallway going off. I went in the hallway and I saw the smoke coming out of her unit. So, I got all my neighbors up and got them out of the building and went back up. My husband tried to put it out with the [fire extinguisher], but it was just too powerful. So, we just basically evacuated everybody out of the building,” Benita Henderson said.
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There are eight units in the building, but only four were occupied. The Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the displaced residents. No injuries were reported.
A fire marshal will investigate the cause of the fire.MORE NEWS: Community Celebrates Baldwin High School Hockey Team's State Championship