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Jefferson Hills Boro Pizzeria Engulfed in Flames, Authorities Mount Second Alarm Response

JEFFERSON HILLS BORO, PA, ALLEGHENY COUNTY, September 19, 2023 – Emergency services are presently at the scene of a significant fire event at Banner Peppers Pizzeria, located at 840 Gill Hall Road. The alarming incident prompted a second alarm fire response as the commercial building became heavily engulfed in flames.

At this stage, it has been confirmed that the heavy fire engulfed the first floor of the two-story building housing the pizzeria. The severity of the fire called for heightened measures, leading to a 2nd alarm being sounded to muster adequate resources and personnel to handle the emergency.

The circumstances leading to the onset of the fire remain unclear, with investigative teams expected to commence a detailed probe into the incident once the fire is under control and the premises declared safe for investigative activities.

Firefighting units are engaged in active fire suppression efforts, attempting to contain the blaze to prevent any potential spread to adjacent structures. Authorities are urging locals and commuters to avoid Gill Hall Road to facilitate unimpeded access to emergency services responding to this critical situation.

As of now, there has been no official statement regarding any casualties or the extent of the damage. Emergency medical services have been staged as a precautionary measure to tend to any potential injuries arising from the incident.

Officials are anticipated to provide an update on the situation in the coming hours. The public is advised to stay tuned to local news outlets and official social media channels for the latest updates on this developing story.

We urge community members to keep a safe distance from the area and adhere to any directives issued by the authorities in this regard. Further details will be reported as they become available.

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