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Young Hotel residents moved to temporary shelter in Pitcairn

| Friday, July 25, 2014, 11:42 p.m.
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The Young Hotel apartment building stands in the midst of a string of buildings along Broadway Boulevard in Pitcairn on Friday, August 10, 2012. Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review

A Red Cross spokesman said the agency is opening a shelter for about 30 people who were staying at the Young Hotel apartment building in Pitcairn.

Kevin Brown said the Broadway Boulevard hotel had been declared structurally unsafe, and that the residents would be put up at Pitcairn Fire Company No. 1 on Center Avenue.

The Salvation Army was providing them food and beverages. The shelter was being set up about 10:45 p.m. Friday.

An Allegheny County dispatch supervisor said firefighters were called for a report of bricks falling off the hotel at 5:55 p.m.

In August 2012, an Allegheny County Common Pleas judge ordered that residents vacate the hotel after building inspectors determined that the alarm system was not working.

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