New Kensington fire crews extinguish porch fire


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New Kensington, Pa. – Police, fire and EMS crews responded to the 1200 block of Constitution Boulevard before 3:00 pm Monday for a reported house fire.

First Assistant Fire Chief Ed Saliba Jr. said crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire that originated on the back porch railing that traveled up to the porch ceiling. Crews pulled part of the ceiling down to insure the fire was out. Chief Saliba said the cause of the fire was a cigarette.

No injuries were reported.