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3 people escape, dog dies after fire breaks out at Munhall home

MUNHALL, Pa. — Flames forced three people out of their home in Munhall early Wednesday.

The fire broke out at a house in the 2800 block of Main Street around 1:50 a.m.

There were three adults inside at the time the fire broke out, but everyone got out OK. At last check, they were being treated by medics at the scene.

Fire crews also rescued two dogs and a cat from the home. They were taken to an animal hospital, where one of the dogs died.

Munhall Fire Chief Ed Pletsch said they woke up and smelled smoke. Pletsch said the home did not have any working smoke detectors.

“There were three adults inside. They woke up because they smelled smoke, which is an extreme rarity. They didn’t have working smoke detectors. I can’t stress enough the importance of having working smoke detectors,” Pletsch said.

There is extensive damage to the home. The first floor is largely destroyed, but it appears the second and third floors are fine.

It took fire crews about a half-hour to knock down the fire.

Right now, the three people who live inside the home are displaced.

A fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

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