Six Escape Pennsylvania House Fire


Firefighters were called to a blaze at an East McKeesport home Thursday evening.

The blaze appeared to have spread quickly through the Melrose Avenue home, and flames were seen burning through the roof. Six people who were home when the fire started were able to escape unharmed.

Firefighters are investigating the cause of the blaze. The homeowner Noreen Dodds told Channel 11 she believes the fire started in the bathroom ceiling, and it may have been electrical.

Emotional Dodds said she and her family had lived in the home for 20 years and just bought a lot of Christmas gifts, which apparently were destroyed.

"God got everybody out safe and we're all ok. It's material things, they meant lots, but what are you going to do?" said Dodds.

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