TribLIVE

| Home


Weather Forecast
 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Castle Shannon man rescued from burning home

Daily Photo Galleries

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, 7:06 p.m.
 

A Castle Shannon man was rescued from his burning home Tuesday afternoon.

Police Chief Kenneth M. Truver said the fire erupted around 5 p.m. at the single-family dwelling in the 3700 block of Myrtle Avenue and that his officers saw fire and smoke and the man standing outside the house when they arrived.

The unidentified man, 51, ran back inside the house and had to be rescued by firefighters, Truver said. The man — who was home alone when the fire started — was taken to a hospital for treatment but Truver said he did not know the exact nature or extent of his injuries.

Firefighters from Castle Shannon and surrounding communities “put out the fire in short order,” Truver said. The Allegheny County Fire Marshal is investigating because of what Truver called the “unusual circumstances.”

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. North Shore preps for Pittsburgh Triathlon weekend
  2. Police: Body found beneath Tarentum Bridge is jumper
  3. Washington County man guilty on child porn charges
  4. Police: Man impersonated Fayette probation officer
  5. Cantor to leave House early
  6. Pitt suspends cornerback Howard
  7. CIA chief’s job could be at risk over Senate probe
  8. Driver describes fireworks-spooked horse that struck SUV near fairgrounds
  9. Steelers extend Suisham’s contract through 2018
  10. Steelers rookie says Sam, his former roommate, has changed
  11. 2 cars strike horse near Fayette fair
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.