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Pittsburgh firefighters navigate tricky terrain to get to 3 houses ablaze in Spring Hill

Natasha Lindstrom
Natasha Lindstrom | Tribune-Review
Natasha Lindstrom | Tribune-Review
Natasha Lindstrom | Tribune-Review
Natasha Lindstrom | Tribune-Review

Dozens of firefighters navigated tough terrain to get to three vacant houses engulfed in flames late Sunday night in Pittsburgh’s Spring Hill neighborhood.

No one was injured.

The three-alarm fire began about 10 p.m. in one vacant house at the top of Luella Street, a winding road overlooking Interstate 279. The fire then quickly spread to two others, Pittsburgh fire officials said.

It took about 30 minutes to extinguish the flames.

At 11:30 p.m., firefighters were hosing down the charred remains of the house where the fire began.

It wasn’t clear what caused the fire or where in the property it began.

At least one of the homes that caught fire already was condemned.

Fire officials said they overcame several challenges in fighting the fire, including not knowing its precise address after several drivers on I-279 called 911 to report it.

To get to the homes, firefighters had to traverse either a branch- and debris-ridden, narrow road slathered in mud or a tall, dilapidated Pittsburgh neighborhood staircase.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Natasha Lindstrom is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Natasha at 412-380-8514, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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