Strong fire

Firefighters work at 122 Third St. in Strong during a residential fire Saturday night. Two people escaped injury in the two-alarm blaze.

STRONG — A grease fire caused by a pan of unattended pierogies is the likely cause of a fire that heavily damaged a home Saturday night.

Gary Hixson, a firefighter with Mount Carmel Area Rescue Squad, and his young daughter escaped injury when the fire started in a one-story addition of 122 Third St., two blocks south of Route 61. A dog, however, perished in the blaze.

News-Item staff writer Larry Deklinski contributed to this report.

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