2 people rescued, 15 displaced after fire at local apartment building

Red Cross assisting 15 people after fire in North Versailles

NORTH VERSAILLES, Pa. — Several families were forced from their apartments after a fire at an Allegheny County building.

At least 15 people are now unable to stay in their homes at the Versailles Castle Apartments in North Versailles after smoke was pouring out of windows and doorways.

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“We did have a couple of people entrapped on a back porch. The police department and fire department did work together to get the person, the two people off,” said Chief Merle Pusey with the West Wilmington Fire Department.

Crews rushed to the building just after 1 a.m. on Friday and found a fire in an apartment on the second floor. The fire was contained but the smoke forced everyone out.

The Red Cross was working to find people displaced from the building temporary housing.

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