Several Monroeville residents were displaced Wednesday afternoon due to a fire at an apartment complex
Several Monroeville residents were displaced in subfreezing temperatures Wednesday after a fire ravaged their apartments.
No one was injured in connection with the two-alarm fire at the Cambridge Square Apartment complex along Cambrindge Square Drive, said Monroeville Volunteer Fire Co. No. 4 Deputy Chief Kevin Bacco.
Emergency responders received the call for the fire around 3:30 p.m. and had it under control within 15 minutes. Firefighters cleared the scene around 5 p.m.
Three adults and two children from two of the 38 apartment units were assisted with temporary housing by the American Red Cross.
Bacco said the remaining 36 units were livable.
Preliminary reports indicate the fire started in the kitchen of a second-floor apartment. Monroeville detectives and the Allegheny County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.
Bacco said the fire was raised to two alarms to get additional manpower. Firefighters from Murrysville and other Westmoreland County fire companies also responded.
Firefighters battled flames and bitter cold temperatures Wednesday afternoon. A warming tent was set up to give firefighters some relief.
Bacco said a hydrant was frozen, but fortunately firefighters didn’t need the additional water source. He said water caused some icy conditions, and building maintenance spread salt around the area to prevent things from getting worse.
Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, [email protected] or via Twitter @MikeJdiVittorio.