5-Alarm Fire Damages South Side Warehouse

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Fire investigators are still working to determine the cause of a five-alarm fire that broke out late Wednesday night at a warehouse on Pittsburgh’s South Side.

The blaze broke out around 9:30 p.m. at the Emerald Art Glass building along the 2300-block of Josephine Street and smoke could be seen for miles.

Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control around 11 p.m. But major damage was done to the building.

The business makes custom glass installations and stained glass. No one was inside at the time of the fire.

The business was started 30 years ago by Bob and Kim Zielinski, according to their daughter, who also works in the plant.

She says it was very emotional for them watching the fire, but they’re glad no one was hurt.

“It’s just a building, everything can be fixed. They are happy no one was inside, everybody’s okay,” said Schriver. “We’ll get it fixed up and running again.”

The damage estimate is still being assessed.

  • Linda

    I uaw iuse to live on Greeley Street with my parents years ago…move out after my parents where pkaced ub a byrsubg gine…very nice street….bice people still living on that shteet that I call all the time….lots of older people are still there…hope my lady firiend is ok…she just out of the hospital …I’ll call her in the morning to see if she’s ok….that building been there for ages….even when I was a kid….it housed plumbing supplies years ago…like 30 years back. Sad some thing like this bappens….hope to find a cause too or who did it.

  • John

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  • mike grasso

    bob and kim anything i can do please call mike grasso

  • Kip

    Yes nice colors, but a cluttered mess….just like most news websites.

    • Kevin

      Yeah, it’s full of Spammers, like the guy you just responded to, and the “Local Blogger” idiot.

  • Local Blogger

    Excellent story…. Hopefully nobody was hurt!


  • Kelly

    Our city has such a wonderful fire department. Im so glad the fire did not hurt anyone. How sad.

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