East Hills apartment fire leads to rescue
A child was rescued and several other residents were led to safety on Monday from a smoke-filled East Hills apartment building, Pittsburgh firefighters said.
The boy, who had some prior medical problems, and his mother, who is nine months pregnant, were taken to hospitals for evaluation, said Michael Mullen, a deputy city fire chief.
The flames — which were reported around 8:30 p.m. — were confined to the kitchen of a second-floor apartment on Park Hill Drive, but heavy, dense smoke spread to other parts of the building, Mullen said.
When firefighters arrived, they took the boy down a ladder from his third-floor apartment. Firefighters stayed with the pregnant woman in her apartment until the fire was brought under control, Mullen said.
Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Steelers finalize 53-man roster
- Pirates edge Reds, 3-2, for 4th consecutive victory
- Biertempfel: First base becoming new hot corner for Pirates
- Pirates minor league report: Bell concluding breakout season
- Sunday’s scouting report: Pirates vs. Reds
- 3 wrecks Saturday keep emergency responders busy
- Pitt notebook: Offensive linemen rotate during rout over Delaware
- Stats Corner: Corner men Marte, Snider deliver punch
- Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett’s Medicaid change expected to have little impact with voters
- WVU comes up short in upset bid against No. 2 Alabama
- Western Pennsylvania colleges cautious about Ebola risk from students