Larimer fire damages two homes


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A fire that broke out this evening in a narrow alley between two homes in Larimer caused major damage to both buildings and displaced two families.

Pittsburgh firefighters were called out to the blaze in the 100 block of Stoebner Way just after 6:30 p.m and had knocked the blaze down by 7 p.m. after working around a dangling electrical wire in the tight quarters, Deputy Chief Frank Large said. The fire started in a walkway between the two houses, though the exact cause is under investigation.

Chief Large said it had been burning undetected for some time before passersby alerted the occupants.

Catherine Topolansky, 85, said she had lived at 152 Stoebner Way her entire life and would be staying with relatives after the fire, which she didn't notice until she heard pounding on her door.

"My neighbor across the street and a bunch of guys come up banging on my door," she said. "I got good neighbors."

No one was injured, though two families will have to stay elsewhere because of water, smoke and flame damage.


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