Four furs lose home, posessions in fire
Four furs' belongings lie in ruins today after a fire in Millvale, Pennsylvania.
The four-alarm blaze took two hours to quench. No injuries were reported, but the first house was gutted, and the second was badly damaged by smoke and fire suppression.
It sucks to see this happen to anyone. It's doubly hard when it happens to someone you know. The fire ran the attic space, assisted by the light wind, and entered the exposure through a common wall. I wouldn't dismiss balloon frame building construction to be a factor, [...] I arrived just as the first line was calling for water and from what I saw, I think the Chief felt this could have been a quick knock down.
The property was also on a hill, frustrating firefighter's attempts to reach it quickly and limiting the water supply.