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HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A family lost their belongings when their former home went up in flames Monday night in Westmoreland County.
The blaze broke out around 8 p.m. along Penn Manor Road in Hempfield Township.
Adamsburg Fire Chief Dom Thoma said the fire was fully involved when firefighters arrived on the scene, with flames shooting from the attic and second floor. Chief Thoma said it was too dangerous for firefighters to enter the burning structure.
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The home was destroyed.
The family of six who lived in the home moved out a few months ago, but say some of their belongings were still inside. They lost furniture as well as other possessions which had been boxed up, ready to be moved out.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
An occupant of the home said the house had no utilities on.
There were no injuries.
Chief Thoma said a State Police Fire Marshal will be on the scene Tuesday to try to determine the cause.
Six to eight fire departments responded to the scene.
Crews were working to keep the street from icing over as the temperatures dropped during the evening hours.