Firefighters Battle Fire, Frigid Cold Temperatures At Rodi Arm Apartments In Penn Hills – CBS Pittsburgh

PENN HILLS (KDKA) — It’s still a very active scene at Rodi Arms Apartments on Rodi Road — crews have been battling this fire for hours in the frigid temperatures.

The Penn Hills Fire Marshal tells us the fire started after someone started cooking and left it unattended.

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Listening to scanner chatter about the fire — at one point this morning crews had left the scene thinking it was out — but got called back because it started again.

From the looks of it — the main portion of this fire has taken out the roof of the apartment building.

The fire marshal says — at least four tenants have been displaced because of it.

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While they wait to see what becomes of their homes — a Port Authority bus is being used as a warming shelter.

No injuries have been reported.

And crews had to cut the power off in the area, so they’ve opened up a warming center for families affected at the Penn Hills Senior Center on Jefferson Road.

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Power should be back on now, but it could take some time to get it running again in homes.

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