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Fire damages Uniontown home; cat saved

Fire damage to a Uniontown residence Thursday evening was confined primarily to the basement, fire Chief Buck Griffith said Friday.

The family of two adults and five children who rent the home at 49 E. Kerr St. arrived home and discovered the fire, Griffith said.

No one was injured, and the home should be habitable after restoration, he said. The American Red Cross provided the family with shelter Thursday evening, he said.

Two dogs inside the residence escaped, and a cat was revived with one of the department’s new pet oxygen masks. A second cat died.

Griffith said the department recently received the pet masks and training in their use from Westmoreland County’s animal response team.

The 5:24 p.m. fire appears to be electrical in nature and is under investigation by a state police fire marshal, he said.

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