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Apartments Destroyed in East Pittsburgh Fire

By ERIC RASMUSSEN, Senior Correspondent | November 23, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 112420101

East Pittsburgh, PA – At 6:07 P.M. on November 23rd, fire units were dispatched to Prospect Terrace for a reported fire. The first arriving engine reported heavy fire showing from multiple windows on the second floor of an eight-unit apartment complex. Crews made entry to attack the fire and begin a search. The bulk of the fire was quickly knocked down and all searches were negative. Crews then remained on-scene extinguishing hot spots. One man was injured when he had to jump from a porch roof to escape the flames. Three of the eight apartments were badly damaged due to the fire. The American Red Cross is assisting those displaced. The fire is still under investigation.

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