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TPN x Nazareth Prep | Rankin residents remember 1957 Christmas Eve fire

View of Rankin  from the Monongahela Cemetery in Braddock Hills, Pennsylvania.

By Savon Wilson, Kiara Chew and Myeir Northern, Contributing Writers

February 22, 2019

A massive fire destroyed 40 homes in Rankin on Christmas Eve in 1957. Many current residents can still remember the flames.

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