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North Side fire started by teenager, investigators say

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Friday, May 3, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
 

A fire at a home in Spring Hill in the North Side that spread to the house next door was started by a teenager who set clothing on fire, according to investigators.

Pittsburgh firefighters arrived shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday to find a 2 12 story home in the 1300 block of Truax Way engulfed in flames. It spread to a neighboring home where a man was rescued from the roof by firefighters.

Fire Chief Darryl Jones said the fire caused $70,000 damage to the structures and that criminal charges will be filed against the teenager, whose name was not released.

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