Fire destroys Washington County building

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A four-alarm blaze Saturday night destroyed a building that houses apartment units and a six-pack shop in Washington, Pa.

One firefighter was taken to Washington Hospital with an eye injury. No other injuries were reported.

The fire started around 4:40 p.m. at the building, in the 600 block of Chestnut Street, according to emergency dispatchers.

At one point, the blaze was so intense it was visible at the emergency operations center a mile away, dispatchers said.

The building houses several second-story apartments and Gabby's Quick 6 shop.

The Red Cross is assisting 13 residents who were displaced by the fire.


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