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Fire Engulfs House in Millcreek

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Firefighters battled a house fire for hours Thursday morning on Old Sterrettania Road in Millcreek. When the West Ridge volunteer fire crews arrived on the scene, they say the house was fully involved in flames.

The fire most likely started in the garage, says the West Ridge fire chief. The garage had completely burned to the ground, and only support beams were left standing in the back of the house.

The fire started at 2AM. Three hours later, crews were still putting out pockets of fire on the second floor.

The house was vacant when crews arrived on the scene, though they initially thought an elderly woman was possibly trapped inside. It turns out that she now lives in a nursing home.

One Millcreek police officer suffered non-life threatening injuries during a search of the house and is being treated at UPMC Hamot.

A few firemen are also being treated for mild injuries.

The house is not salvageable, according to the fire chief. The inspector is still looking into the cause of the fire.

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