ShareThis Page

Fire ravages vacant home in Pittsburgh's Beltzhoover area

| Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, 5:52 p.m.

Pittsburgh firefighters battled a fire that severely damaged a vacant house in the city's Beltzhoover neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

The one-alarm fire was reported just before 5 p.m. by someone who noticed flames coming from the back of the three-story wood and brick house in the 700 block of Delmont.

Allegheny County 911 supervisors said the house appeared to have been vacant, with no occupants or injuries. The house stood almost alone on its block of Delmont, with large lawns or empty lots separating it from its nearest neighbors. The blaze was declared under control about 5:30 p.m.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me