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Fire on West Liberty Ave. in Dormont

Four departments responded to Tuesday’s fire.

A fire broke out on West Liberty Avenue in Dormont on Tuesday night, affecting several buildings in the strip across from the Cochran Nissan dealership.

Chief Dennis Davis said the fire started around 7:30 or 8 p.m. at 3227 West Liberty Ave. The building houses an AllState Insurance agency and several apartments.

Davis said the fire started at the back of the building and spread up to the third floor. The cause of the fire and amount of damage to the businesses and apartments is unknown at this time, he said.

At least eight residents were displaced. Davis said Red Cross had been called to assist those needing shelter.

West Liberty Avenue was closed between McFarland Road and Park Avenue between 8 and 10:30 p.m. One-lane restrictions were in effect from Scott Road in Mt. Lebanon to McFarland Road in Dormont until 10:30 p.m.

Dormont, Mt. Lebanon, Castle Shannon and Whitehall fire departments responded.

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Cassie from CASSANDRA'S FLORALS March 14, 2012 at 03:59 AM
my heart goes out to the families & business that were effected by the fire tonight. if i can do any thing for any of you guys please just call me, Cassandras Florals cares. your all in my thoughts and prayers. good bless everyone
MSgt. John DeLallo March 14, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Hmmm, looks like that "quint" that Dormont VFD bought some years ago wasn't such a waste of money after all. (Quint = fire apparatus capable of pumping 1,500 gallons per minute) Bravo Zulu to the Dormont VFD. Noboby got hurt because....they were there.

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