Firefighters were dispatched to a reported house fire in the 200 block of Marguerite Avenue in Wilmerding Borough. Shortly after dispatch, several responding personnel reported a working fire that could be seen in the distance. Crews arrived quickly and found heavy fire showing from the Delta side and heavy smoke throughout a duplex-style home. Crews entered and began working on gaining control of the fire and a second alarm was requested. Crews were pulled from the structure due to deteriorating conditions but were able to re-enter the building for about an hour. Crews were again pulled from the building when a collapse occurred in the rear of the structure. Once the bulk of the fire was knocked down, crews were allowed to re-enter the building and worked for several hours to fully extinguish the blaze. No injuries were reported and the fire was under investigation.                

– Fire News photo by First Due Photography