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Crews Battle Fires In Brighton Heights, South Side

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Water issues made for a tough fire fight on Pittsburgh’s South Side Sunday night.

The blaze broke out at a two-story home on Shamokin Street in the South Side Slopes.

Officials say the fire started on the second floor of the home.

When firefighters arrived, they reportedly had some issues with the fire hydrants. It took crews about an hour to get the flames under control.

Everyone was able to make it out safely.

In the Brighton Heights section of Pittsburgh, a family was forced from their Flemming Street home after a fire broke out there Sunday.

Officials say a woman and four children were inside when the home filled with thick black smoke.

The state fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

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