SCOTT TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Patete Kitchen And Bath Design in Scott Township caught fire overnight, with flames spreading quickly through its woodshop.
The company’s woodshop is a total loss; however, the showroom only sustained water damage, the fire chief said.READ MORE: Maintenance To Impact Port Authority's Silver Line Next Week
The roof collapsed, leaving burnt piles of rubble inside.
Around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a passerby saw the smoke and called 911.
The fire started in the woodshop area and fire crews were able to get the flames under control.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Reports 9,143 New Cases, 128 More Deaths
However, one firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion at the scene and was able to get back to work.
Although the fire badly damaged the facility, the company’s vice president said they’ll still be able to continue their work out of another facility.
“Our warehouse is not attached to the showroom,” Barry Erenrich said. “So, all of our material, everything that we have, we’ll be able to keep operating as we were before. It’s just that we’re going to have to do some work with the showroom here.”
Along with the woodshop, the fire chief tells KDKA the showroom has some water damage.
Patete Kitchen and Bath were able to save some important files that will keep their decades-old business up and running.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Reports 653 New Cases
The fire marshal is investigating what caused the fire.