2 Pittsburgh firefighters injured in 5-alarm apartment fire
Two firefighters were transported to the hospital after sustaining injuries battling a five-alarm apartment fire in Pittsburgh
By Jacob Tierney
Tribune-Review, Greensburg, Pa.
PITTSBURGH — Two Pittsburgh firefighters were injured while fighting a five-alarm blaze Saturday afternoon in an apartment complex in the city’s West Oakland neighborhood, according to the city Department of Public Safety.
A Public Safety spokesmen said the firefighters were in stable condition when transported to a hospital.
The fire on De Ruad Street started at around 2 p.m., according to Allegheny County 911, and Pittsburgh firefighters declared the blaze under control as of 5:35 p.m.
Fantastic response by @PghFireFighters today battling a 5-alarm apt fire in West Oakland. Two firefighters were treated for injuries. All residents were safely accounted for. Thank you to @PghPolice & @PghEMS for your assistance. Bravo👏 to all involved. pic.twitter.com/lzWMnKfJC9— Pgh Public Safety (@PghPublicSafety) August 17, 2019
However, as of 6 p.m., Fifth Avenue remained closed between Birmingham Bridge and Jumonville Street. Officials are at the scene to inspect the integrity of the building.
A follow-up patient condition wasn’t available.
WPXI-TV said people from 74 apartments were impacted.
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