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East Hills apartment fire leads to rescue

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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.

 

 
 


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