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Man taken to hospital from scene of Hempfield house fire

Tribune-Review
| Thursday, November 20, 2014 11:48 p.m

A man found outside a Hempfield house that was the scene of a fire Thursday night was transported to UPMC Mercy hospital in Pittsburgh, officials said.

Adamsburg fire Chief Don Thoma declined to identify the man or any injuries he may have sustained.

The fire at 215 Ray St. was reported shortly after 9 p.m. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, which caused moderate smoke and heat damage to the house, Thoma said.

A neighbor said he did not realize there was a fire until he saw fire trucks in the neighborhood.

The owner of the house is listed as Rick Fairbanks, according to Westmoreland County tax maps.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by Doug Fordyce, township fire marshal, and a state police fire marshal, Thoma said.

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