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HARRISON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Several row houses were torn down in Harrison Township on Saturday afternoon just hours after a devastating fire.

The Citizens Hose Fire/Rescue/EMS company said crews were sent to Linden Street around 4:15 a.m. for a report of a fully involved fire.

(Photo Credit: Citizens Hose Fire/Rescue/EMS Facebook)

When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found flames shooting from a 3-story, 4-unit row house near the Polish National Alliance building.

It took crews almost five hours to get the fire under control and clear the scene.

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Dennis Lane)

Hours later, equipment and crews arrived on the scene to tear down the building.