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Fire Guts Mansion Under Construction In Upper St. Clair

UPPER ST. CLAIR, Pa. (KDKA) - A massive home under construction in Upper St. Clair was gutted by a fire Monday.

Firefighters battled the intense flames at the intersection of Scarlett Drive and Main Street.

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(Photo: Tom Murray)

Neighbors say the home was under construction for about six months with just the framing up before Monday. Now it's completely leveled before it even had the chance to be finished. NewsChopper 2 flew over the scene, capturing photos of the charred remains.

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(Photo: NewsChopper 2)

A representative from the Upper St. Clair Police Department said it was a six-alarm fire, prompting a major response from surrounding fire agencies.

Police say it's unclear whether or not anyone was inside the home when it caught fire, but one person was transported to the hospital with minor burns, according to police, and it's unclear who that person was or what their association was with the house.

Crews say the most significant challenge of this fire was the home's position on a windy hilltop. It sent hot embers blowing up and down the block, burning lawns and some people's properties as well.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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