Fire Breaks Out At Home In Wilkinsburg
WILKINSBURG (KDKA) — Two people and a firefighter were treated for smoke inhalation following a blaze in Wilkinsburg on Sunday afternoon.
The fire broke out after 4:30 p.m. at a three-story home, which had been converted into apartments, in the 1300-block of Wood Street near the intersection of Susquehanna Street.
The structure was evacuated.
Firefighters say the strong winds made it tough to fight the flames.
“Because of the high winds feeding the fire, we ended up going to a third alarm,” said Chief Darryl Jones, of the Pittsburgh Fire Department. “We have one firefighter injury. He was transported to Shadyside Hospital with smoke inhalation. I don’t have any word on his condition.”
It took firefighters about two and a half hours to bring the fire under control.
There are no reports on the conditions of the two residents that were treated following the fire. Damages have been estimated at $145,000.
So far, there is also no word on what may have sparked the fire.
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