By: KDKA-TV News Staff
DERRY BOROUGH (KDKA) – An adult and six children are without a home at the moment due to a fire in Derry Borough.READ MORE: Primary Care Health Services Hosting COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic In Hazelwood
According to dispatch, several fire departments responded to the fire in the 300 block of North Chestnut Street after the call came in just after 3:30 Wednesday morning.
“I don’t hear this much commotion too often. Like 3 o’clock in the morning, I hear all the commotion. I start wondering what’s going on because this is not normal here,” said Michael, a neighbor.
He lives two blocks away and watched as intense flames ravaged the home.
“We could see the actual fire from the apartment, but by the actual time we got here, everything was just smoke,” he said.READ MORE: Pirates And Duquesne Light Reopen Urban Garden At PNC Park
One firefighter was transported to the hospital with a sprained ankle and is expected to be released soon.
The age of the children who were in the home range from 6 to 19-years-old.
“We rescued one dog. But we did lose one dog and some other small animals. The family is all good,” said Derry Fire Department Assistant Chief John Patrick.
It appears the fire began at the back of the home and spread. The fire chief says the fire appears to be caused by an electrical problem in the kitchen.
Two cars in the driveway were heavily damaged by the flames and the neighboring home did sustain some siding damage as a result of the fire.MORE NEWS: Report: Former Avonmore Secretary Accused Of Stealing $54,000
Officials are unsure if the family will be able to live in their home again.