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NEW KENSINGTON (KDKA) — A large fire has raced through four buildings in New Kensington, Westmoreland County.
The blaze was first reported around noon along 4th Avenue.
New Kensington Assistant Fire Chief Ed Saliba said that the buildings are too heavily damaged by the smoke and fire.
Several businesses are reportedly housed inside the buildings, including a tax office, baker, barber shop and restaurant.
Carrie Moser is the owner of a deli in one of the burning buildings.
“I just came down to grab a couple ofthings and I noticed there was smoke when I got here,” said Moser.
A small botique was also one of the victims of the fire. Jorden Brown said that she is having troubles trying to take the destruction in.
“I came down to see and it was worse than I thought,” said Brown. “I don’t know how to feel at first. I was in chock and now it’s all sinking in. It’s gone, I have to start over.”
There are no reports of injuries at this time, and no word yet on what sparked the fire.
Multiple fire companies have been called to the scene.
Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.