By: KDKA-TV News Staff
TARENTUM, Pa. (KDKA) – A fire forced an evacuation of an apartment building in Tarentum Wednesday afternoon.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Wind Chill Advisory For Regions North, East Of Pittsburgh
The fire at the Rachel Carson Hall apartment building quickly went to three alarms to get the manpower in to get the fire under control. Several departments responding, including the Allegheny County Housing Authority.
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Crews could be seen spraying weather through an apartment on the top floor. The damage is contained to one apartment, but water damage is heavy on the sixth, seventh and eighth floors.READ MORE: National Transportation Safety Board Investigating Fern Hollow Bridge Collapse
There will be a number of residents displaced but firefighters believe everyone who lives on floors one through five will be able to go back in Wednesday night.
HAPPENING NOW —> Fire crews in Tarentum are spraying water through a top floor apartment building. Several departments on the scene including the Allegheny County Housing Authority. @KDKA pic.twitter.com/fIDcB39WpX
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“No one likes to deal with high-rises. It is challenging. Luckily this went to a three-alarm fire. We trained for it, we practiced for it. We have an excellent opportunity with our borough public works and the county,” said Eureka Fire Department Deputy Chief Brad James.
There were no injuries reported.MORE NEWS: Man Shot In Sheraden Overnight, Taken To Hospital
The county fire marshal is investigating the cause.