Firefighters quickly knock down flames at vacated Glassport store
The Allegheny County Fire Marshal's office is investigating a Thursday night fire at the former Chuck's Hub Caps in Glassport.
The blaze in the 700 block of Monongahela Avenue was reported just before 11 p.m.
Glassport Chief Wayne Lewis said there was heavy fire at the rear of the structure, where a large pile of debris was engulfed. The business closed about three years ago, and the building was used for storage.
The fire reached the second and third floors.
Neighboring apartments were evacuated. Residents were allowed to return to their homes shortly before midnight.
Lewis said firefighters used a defensive approach, not going into the structure and using ladders.
Lewis commended the crews for stopping the fire from spreading to nearby buildings.
Firefighters from Clairton, Jefferson Hills and McKeesport, police from Port Vue, Glassport and McKeesport, Clairton EMS and McKeesport Ambulance Rescue Service responded.
No injuries were reported.
Monongahela Avenue was blocked off at the intersections of Seventh and Eighth streets.
Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161 ext. 1965, or [email protected].