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4 people treated for smoke inhalation in Scott

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| Wednesday, November 19, 2014 4:24 p.m.
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Firefighters knock down burning remnants of a two-alarm blaze that destroyed a Scott duplex along Washington Avenue on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.
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A service station worker sweeps the water from a parking lot as firefighters try to contain a two-alarm blaze that destroyed a Scott duplex along Washington Avenue on Wednesday Nov. 19, 2014.
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Firefighters return to their trucks after battling a two-alarm blaze that destroyed a Scott duplex along Washington Avenue on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.
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Washington Avenue is blocked by fire and other emergency vehicles as firefighters knock down burning remnants of a two-alarm blaze that destroyed a Scott duplex along Washington Avenue on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.
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Firefighters knock down burning remnants of a two-alarm blaze that destroyed a Scott duplex along Washington Avenue on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.
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Firefighters work to contain a fire in the 1200 block of Washington Avenue on Wednesday afternoon in Scott.

Four people were overcome by smoke in a fire Wednesday that swept through three homes along the 1200 block of Washington Avenue in Scott. A passer-by spotted a woman in the middle house, a duplex, trying to put out the flames, ran inside and led her to safety shortly before 3:30 p.m., said Frank Salerno, deputy chief of Glendale Hose Co. No. 1. The woman, as well as residents from two adjoining homes, suffered what Salerno described as “minor smoke inhalation.” All were taken to St. Clair Hospital for treatment, he said. The fire destroyed the middle duplex, and damaged a second duplex and single-family dwelling on either side, Salerno said. The Allegheny County fire marshal is trying to determine what started the fire but preliminary indications are that it is not suspicious, Salerno said.

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