Woodworking business burns in two-alarm fire in Westmoreland County

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Firefighters are still battling a large blaze at a custom drawer manufacturer in Washington Township, Westmoreland County, that has closed Route 66 between Hancock Avenue and Route 356.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital with injuries in the two-alarm fire, which started about 7 a.m. at a CCF Industries building on Route 66, a county emergency dispatcher said. Additional tankers were called in this morning.

Between 25 and 30 fire companies have responded to the fire. Several workers were starting their day when the flames broke out, but all managed to escape, the dispatcher said.

CCF Industries has specialized in dovetailed drawers for cabinetmakers and custom furniture manufacturers since 1995, according to its website.

The Kiski Area School District said its East Primary School will be closed today because of the nearby fire.


Molly Born: mborn@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1944. First Published April 4, 2014 7:45 AM

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