TribLIVE

| News


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

Authorities identify Ambridge woman killed in apartment fire

Daily Photo Galleries

By Margaret Harding
Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, 12:36 p.m.
 

Authorities on Monday identified the woman who died in a Beaver County apartment fire over the weekend.

Arlene Pickett, 58, lived in the apartment building that burned Sunday on First Street in Ambridge, according to Beaver County Coroner Teri Tatalovich-Rossi's office.

The coroner plans to conduct an autopsy.

Ambridge police said Pickett was found unresponsive in a stairwell between the second and third floors. Five people, including two children, were hurt in the fire, police said.

Residents used ladders and mattresses to rescue several people from the fire.

The fire appears to have started in a second-floor apartment. It displaced 11 families. The state fire marshal's office is investigating.

Margaret Harding is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach her at 412-380-8519 or mharding@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Reagan shooter Hinckley closer to permanent freedom
  2. Insider: Lapierre’s play is improved
  3. Cole overcomes rough start as Pirates sweep Brewers
  4. For Penguins penalty kill, enough is enough
  5. Steelers won’t be backed into a corner at NFL Draft
  6. Minnesota tight end Williams hopes to join father as 1st-round pick
  7. Quarterback Tebow expected to sign with Eagles
  8. Outdoors notebook: Hunters Sharing the Harvest has big year
  9. Pirates notebook: GM sticking to plan with Kang
  10. Pitt football notebook: ‘No. 1 safety’ Mitchell asked to step up
  11. U.S. ambassador to Italy, a Leechburg native, helps family find ‘rootse_SSRq