By Bob Allen

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HAMPTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – A fast-moving fire destroyed a carriage home in Hampton Township on Saturday morning.

The fire broke out around 9:30 a.m. in a home on Red Oak Court.

No one was home as flames spread quickly through the residence.

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“It was really going straight up into the air. It was a rough one,” neighbor Chuck Payne said. “Evidently the lady that lives in the back side of this quad here was out for breakfast and that’s when it started to smoke.”

“First units arrived on scene, found fire coming out of the roof. No occupants inside. There were three cats that were all brought outside from the house,” North Hampton Volunteer Fire Chief John Schwend said.

The home is attached to three others homes, but firefighters kept flames from spreading thanks to the fire wall.

(Photo Credit: North Hampton Volunteer Fire Department/Facebook)

North Hampton volunteer firefighters were assisted by six other departments.

No one was hurt and the cause is under investigation.