TribLIVE

| News


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

East Hills apartment fire leads to rescue

Daily Photo Galleries

Monday, July 22, 2013, 10:33 p.m.
 

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 mhasch@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Bodies of Kochu, Gray found in Ohio River in West Virginia
  2. Penguins’ protracted slump continues with 5-2 loss at Carolina
  3. Hays eagle egg breaks; unclear if chick was born
  4. Police end standoff with New Kensington man
  5. Narduzzi set to begin more critical evaluations during Pitt football spring drills
  6. About face: Pirates’ Burnett now digging the shifts
  7. Brownsville man killed in 1-vehicle crash
  8. Pitt adds quarterback recruit from Cincinnati
  9. North Buffalo man charged with distributing child porn
  10. Sestak’s use of rank violates military’s code of ethics
  11. Pittsburgh angles to keep Heinz headquarters in merger