Multiple crews battle house fire in Hermitage

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Nobody was home at the time

HERMITAGE, Pa. (WYTV) – Multiple crews were called to a house fire Saturday evening.

It happened around 5:10 p.m. on Virginia Road in Hermitage.

When the Hermitage Fire Department arrived, the house was fully engulfed. They received mutual aid from at least four other departments.

Nobody was home at the time.

According to the fire department, a neighbor called in the fire. Neighboring houses were close by, so firefighters had to contain the fire quickly.

“Our major concern was the exposure to the east. The wind when we got here was blowing to the north and as we pulled up, the wind had shifted and started blowing to the east and we could actually see the siding on the house next door melting,” said Chief John Flynn of the Hermitage Fire Department.

One firefighter received treatment on scene for heat exhaustion and smoke inhalation, but he will be fine.

No other injuries were reported.

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