Pittsburgh firefighter injured battling 2-alarm blaze

Pittsburgh firefighters were providing mutual aid in Mt. Oliver where an abandoned home was engulfed in flames


Tony LaRussa
The Tribune-Review, Greensburg

MT. OLIVER, Pa. — A Pittsburgh firefighter assisting at a blaze in Mt. Oliver borough was taken to the hospital for treatment after suffering an injury, according to authorities.

The fire in the 100 block of Penn Avenue was reported shortly after 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Responding units found an abandoned home engulfed in flames when they arrived.

A second alarm was sounded to dispatch additional manpower to the scene when the fire spread to a second home, according to emergency dispatchers.

Firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control in about two hours.

The injured firefighter, who was not identified, was taken to the hospital in stable condition and "is doing well," according to Cara Cruz, a spokeswoman for the city's Public Safety Department.

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