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Mother, 2 children escape burning Kiski Township home

Tribune-Review
| Monday, December 10, 2018 5:51 p.m

A mother and her two children escaped a burning house Monday afternoon in Kiski Township, but the building was heavily damaged in a fire that took firefighters more than two hours to get under control.

By then, a large section of the house’s roof had collapsed.

The fire in the 100 block of McKinstry Hill Road was reported just before 1 p.m. The house was engulfed when firefighters and police arrived on scene, said Kiski police Chief Jerrod Thompson.

Thompson said the woman and her two children, believed to be a teenager and an elementary school-aged child, escaped without injury.

Firefighters and a neighbor rescued at least five dogs and took them into a tent set up on the street in front of the house, where they put oxygen masks on the animals, gave them water and wrapped them in blankets.

As of 3 p.m., cats and a rabbit believed to have been inside remained unaccounted for, Thompson said.

Kiski Township Fire Department Chief Rich Frain said the was accidental and started in a mattress in an upstairs bedroom.

Emily Balser is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Emily at 724-226-4680, emilybalser@tribweb.com or via Twitter @emilybalser.


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North Apollo Fire Fighter Jason Burn tends to a rescued dog a structure fire at McKinstry Hill Road in Kiski Twp, Monday Dec 10, 2018.
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A fire fighter climbs to the second floor of a burning structure along McKinstry Hill Road in Kiski Twp, Monday Dec 10, 2018.
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Hayden Geisweidt of Murrysville Medic One tends to a rescued dog a structure fire at McKinstry Hill Road in Kiski Twp, Monday Dec 10, 2018.
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Fire fighter Eric Pellis give oxygen to one of five dogs recessed during a structure fire along McKinstry Hill Road in Kiski Twp, Monday Dec 10, 2018.
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Fire fighters tend to dogs rescued at a structure fire on McKinstry Hill Road in Kiski Twp, Monday Dec 10, 2018.
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Fire fighters work to apply water in a second floor window while battling a blaze Monday Dec 10, 2018 along McKinstry Hill Road in Kiski Twp
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Fire fighters work battle a fire along McKinstry Hill Road in Kiski Twp, Monday Dec 10, 2018.
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