Firefighters climb down hill to fight cemetery brush fire
It took more than two hours for firefighters to get the upper hand as flames consumed about four acres on a secluded hillside
PITTSBURGH — Firefighters climbed down a hill and tried ropes to trees to lower equipment to battle a brush fire in Pittsburgh's Allegheny Cemetery.
The fire broke out around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday and it took more than two hours for firefighters to get the upper hand as flames consumed about four acres on a secluded hillside.
Fire Chief Darryl Jones says no graves or building were damaged. No injuries were reported.
The fire is under investigation.
Songwriter Stephen Foster and industrialist Alfred Hunt are among the more than 135,000 people buried in the cemetery.
Brush fire on a hillside inside Allegheny Cemetery, Lawrenceville. Approximately 4 acres. No graves affected. No injuries. Under control. pic.twitter.com/tUkCjRssSI— Pgh Public Safety (@PghPublicSafety) November 29, 2017
This evening Tanker 5 was special called to assist the City of Pittsburgh as a water supply to a large 2nd Alarm brush fire within the woods of Allegheny Cemetery. pic.twitter.com/eoCygT7ixZ— Monroeville VFD 5 (@MVFD_5) November 29, 2017
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