SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)– Crews responded to a house fire in Somerset County at a rental property where 17 women were staying.

The fire happened at 145 Robert Brown Road, Confluence, Pa. in Somerset County, Sunday, July 11.

There were 17 women inside sleeping when the fire happened. One girl woke up to the smell of smoke and got all the other women out safe.

Crews from Confluence, Addison, Markleysburg, Farmington, Grantsville, Ohiopyle and Meyersdale fire departments worked for five hours to completely extinguish the flames.

The women were gathering at the rental property for a birthday celebration. Severe damage was done to the house and even melting the cars partially that were parked out front.

The only injury was a broken nose sustained by the birthday girl who was transported to the hospital. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the state police fire marshal.

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