New Castle News

April 14, 2014

VIDEO: City blaze ignites neighboring home

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — A fire that started in a duplex at 532 Taylor St. today ignited a neighboring home.

Three families were displaced by the blaze that broke out around 9:30 a.m. and destroyed both two-story structures.

Winds caused the flames to ignite the house next door, where a couple had lived for 36 years.

No injuries were reported.

Firefighters from New Castle and Shenango Township fought the blaze, while the Union Township Fire Department manned New Castle’s station, according to Mark Panella, the city’s fire chief.

Panella said the firefighters had trouble with water after one its tankers was used up and a hydrant blew out.

A section of Taylor Street between Cunningham Avenue and East Washington Street was closed.

Look for complete coverage of the fire in Tuesday’s edition of the New Castle News.