PA Fire Burns Four Homes; One Firefighter Injured

A firefighter was hurt in an early morning fire that damaged four homes in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

The firefighter was treated at an area hospital for unspecified injuries, according to a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (

The fire destroyed one home, significantly damaged two others, and did some cosmetic damage to a fourth. More than seven local fire companies responded to the incident.

Firefighters faced the extra challenge of dealing with downed power lines on the fire scene.

“It just changed our tactics a little bit,”¬†McKeesport Fire Captain Jim Shields said of the power lines. “We just have to work around them.”

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Fof firefighting training articles on similar incident hazards, consider CA Firefighter Badly Burned by Down Power Line, PA Firefighter Steps on Live Power Line , and EXPOSURE IDENTIFICATION BY BOB PRESSLER.

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