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.



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.


©2019 Tribune-Review (Greensburg, Pa.)


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