TribLIVE

| News


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

East Hills apartment fire leads to rescue

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.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers formalize practice squad
  2. Scientists dismiss dire outlook for Western Pennsylvania winter weather
  3. Deer Lakes golf team winning with a workmanlike approach
  4. Steelers receiver Heyward-Bey looks to make most of chance
  5. Steelers know fast start could be key to upcoming season
  6. Upper Tyrone supervisor hopes  to mitigate trash dumping problem
  7. Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite Turkmen town
  8. Rossi: Cole perfect pitcher to start pivotal series for Pirates
  9. ‘Extreme extrovert’ takes over at WCCC
  10. Western Pennsylvania workers’ names echo different career paths
  11. New Ohiopyle park manager ready for big challenge that comes with job
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.