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Man pulled from burning house in Fineview

| Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, 10:54 p.m.

Firefighters pulled a man from a burning house in Pittsburgh's Fineview neighborhood on Thursday night.

When city firefighters arrived at the home in the 2300 block of Osgood Street, they found the basement of the two-story brick structure — where the victim was reportedly trapped — fully engulfed in flames, asistant fire chief Thomas Cook said.

“I heard all the screaming and my dog was having a fit, so I ran downstairs in my pajamas,” said Betty Bonner, 68, who lives across the street from where the fire occurred.

“I asked the woman who lives (in the home) if there was anybody inside and she screamed back: ‘Yes, my grandfather.'”

The victim, who is believed to be in his 60s, was transported to UPMC Mercy, Uptown. His name was not available.

The fire, which was confined to the basement, was reported shortly before 10 p.m. and was extinguished in about 15 minutes.

Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or mhasch@tribweb.com.

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