04/28/12 Fire Seriously Damages Duplex in New Castle
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Location: 1505 Pennsylnania Ave. New Castle, Pennsylvania Lawrence County
04/28/12 Fire broke out in a large two-story wood-frame duplex house around 11:30 pm Saturday evening. A passerby reported smoke coming from the second floor aprtment and lights were on in the first floor apartment. Firemen arrived to a large amount of smoke coming from that second story. After making sure no one was in the building, they directed their efforts to saving the home on the left which was just 6 feet away. Eventually flames errupted from windows and then through the roof of the duplex.. A woman arrived at the scene and told me she had previously lived on the second floor as recently as January and that she still had some belongings there. She went on to say that her friend owns the building and lives on the first floor. He wasn’t there at the time of the fire but was coming to the scene. It took firemen about an hour to bring the fire under control and save the adjacent home from serious damage. New Castle City fire investigators are trying to determine a cause for the fire. Firemen were on scene for several hours.