Man escapes Erie house fire

Local News

Erie firefighters quickly extinguished a porch fire in the 1500 block of Liberty St, just south of W 14th St, on Sunday afternoon.

The call came in about 3:30 p.m. for flames coming from a duplex. One man was inside the first-floor unit, but he safely escaped.

The damage appeared to limited to the exterior of the multi-unit house. The wooden porch was heavily damaged and siding had melted. 

A fire inspector suspected careless smoking to be the cause.

No injuries were reported.
 

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