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Wind spreads flames in New Castle

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NEW CASTLE, Pa. - Fire broke out Monday morning inside an apartment on Taylor Street in New Castle.

Fire officials tell 21 News that the fire spread to another apartment next store. Then, the wind whipped up and spread the flames to a house.

In spite of the rapidly moving blaze, no one was injured.

"In the second apartment there was a mother home with a 16-month-old and a three-month-old. She was able to get them out. She was the one who discovered the fire and called it in. She smelled smoke, looked up, saw flames on her back porch, got her children and ran out," said New Castle Fire Chief Mark Panella.

The chief says that the woman living in the first apartment had just taken her child to school.

There's no word on what caused the fire.

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