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MCKEES ROCKS (KDKA) – A dozen people have been forced from their homes after a fire broke out in McKees Rocks Thursday morning.

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According to officials at the scene, the fire broke out at an apartment building in the 700 block of Chartiers Avenue shortly after 6 a.m.

A resident called 911 after seeing flames on the third floor. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy flames on the third floor and one person needing to be rescued.

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Several residents were treated for minor injuries. Several firefighters also suffered minor injuries.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

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