Family safely escapes Monessen house fire

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WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pa. —

Authorities continue to investigate the cause of a fire that ripped through two Westmoreland County homes early Sunday morning.

The flames started in a home on Second Street in Monessen, and quickly spread to a neighboring home.

The fire chief said the owner of the first house wasn’t home when the blaze began. Everyone was able to safely escape the second home.