• Intense fire destroys garage, 2 cars at large home in Fox Chapel

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    FOX CHAPEL, Pa. - An intense fire burned Friday morning at a large home in Fox Chapel.

    The fire was reported just before 7 a.m. in the garage of the home on Sweet Water Lane.

    PHOTOS: Flames tear through large home in Fox Chapel

    Flames could be seen shooting from the roof, engulfing the garage, while thick smoke billowed into the sky as Chopper 11 flew over the scene.

    A woman, man and two young boys were able to get out of the home, along with their two dogs, according to officials.

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    While the garage and two cars were destroyed, the rest of the home was not affected aside from some smoke damage, fire officials said.

    The garage was being renovated and there were building materials nearby.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation, but firefighters said the wind made battling the flames a challenge.

    “Just watching the smoke, it would billow over us and go in the back … north to south, east to west. So, the winds are swirling, and the firefighters are dealing with that,” Fox Chapel Police Chief David Laux said.


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