TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

North Side fire started by teenager, investigators say

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

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.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Pirates pound Padres for 7th consecutive victory
  2. Proposed Mt. Pleasant budget plan includes deficit, tax hike
  3. Steelers’ defense unfazed by noise, believes in potential
  4. Connellsville students bringing Civil War to life
  5. Former soccer coach to stand trial in Monongahela
  6. Penguins notebook: After reinterpreting rule, draft pick sought for Bylsma’s hiring
  7. 24 teachers put on New Kensington-Arnold School District furlough list
  8. New Kensington shooting victim’s condition improves
  9. LaBar: Future of Rusev in WWE critical
  10. PennDOT vows help for Charleroi
  11. Apollo-Ridge students  connect world, science