Eight fire departments quickly attacked the flames and were able to save the home.By Lindsay Ward

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

MCCANDLESS (KDKA) — A firefighter was treated for dehydration early Tuesday morning after responding to a house fire in McCandless.

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Flames and smoke damaged the house along Windmill Lane, which was under renovation. It was purchased just a few weeks ago.

Most of the damage was done to the left side of the home, and according to the assistant fire chief at the Peebles Volunteer Fire Department, that’s where the fire started. That’s also the area where the family was renovating the home.

The fire began around 4 a.m. Tuesday and eight departments were on scene. After firefighters found out the house was unoccupied, they quickly attacked the flames and were able to save the home.

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No one was seriously injured. Only one firefighter was checked out for dehydration.

“I thought it was fog at first, but you could smell it, it was more like smoke. So I kind of went around the side of their house. It seemed to be coming from the neighbor’s house. As soon as I got back there, I could see the smoke coming back up,” said neighbor, David Turcsanyi who called 911.

Firefighters say the weather was not an issue, but it was a bit icy around the home.

“From what I understand, there are three younger kids that will be moving in. So it’s good nobody was around,” said Turcsanyi.

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A fire marshal is investigating the cause.