Fast moving flames damage two West View homes in late night fire

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PITTSBURGH - A fast moving fire in Pittsburgh’s West View neighborhood damaged two homes late Sunday night.

Firefighters said they were called to a home on Fairview Avenue around 11 p.m.

Witnesses said at one point, flames were shooting out of the home. Officials said the fire spread to a neighbor’s house and damaged its roof.

The American Red Cross is assisting one adult and four children who lived in the home where the fire started. No injuries were reported.

Firefighters said Sunday night’s intense cold made fighting the blaze more complicated.

“You can see the streets freezing up, especially on a hill. Hoses freeze inside. So we just try to keep it as best we can,” said West View fire marshal Chuck Kovac.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.