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July 5, 2012

Firefighters battle two house blazes in county

NEW CASTLE — Firefighters had to contend with hot and humid weather conditions as they battled two blazes Thursday in Lawrence County.

The first fire occurred at around 7:15 p.m. on Hillside Road in Pulaski Township, Volunteer firefighter were forced to truck water from a distance down a one-lane road to reach the fire at the vacant home.

The second fire was in the city of New Castle. The call came in shortly before 9 p.m. on Shadyside Street near East Washington Street. City crews shut down a portion of Washington Street to allow firefighters to pour water on the blaze, which required an aerial truck.

Look for more details on these fires in Friday's edition of the New Castle News.

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