New Castle firefighters battled a West Side house fire Tuesday afternoon.
The department responded to a call about 1:15 p.m. at 7 Robinson St., between West Washington and West North streets. A general alarm followed the initial call about 1:30 p.m., when flames could be seen coming from the attic.
According to a report from the scene, the blaze began when the resident was attempting to thaw a frozen pipe.
The fire was extinguished by 2 p.m.