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Elderly Woman Safe After Fire Breaks Out In Wilkinsburg Home

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WILKINSBURG (KDKA) — An elderly woman was carried to safety when a fast-moving fire broke out at a home in Wilkinsburg Wednesday morning.

The fire broke out on the third-floor of a white-frame home in the 800-block of Rebecca Avenue, went through the roof and then spread to a brown-colored home next door.

“Ran up in the third floor and it was all dark and smoke and everything and fire was shooting through the roof,” Marion Bradley, the homeowner, said. “Just how it happened, I don’t know.”

Officials say Marion Bradley, who is the elderly woman’s son, and a Wilkinsburg police officer carried her to safety.

Pearl Bradley, 86, was not injured, but she had been under medical care. She was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.

In total, there were five people in the white home when the fire broke out. All were able to make it out safely and no injuries were reported.

Meanwhile, Pittsburgh firefighters, who recently took over firefighting duties in Wilkinsburg, were receiving praise for preventing the fire from spreading further.

“The companies did a great job in confining the fire to the two structures,” said Dep. Chief Michael Mullen, of the Pittsburgh Fire Department.

“These buildings were already on fire when they arrived. It was an absolute fantastic job that they did with keeping it from going to the third building.”

Allegheny County fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of the blaze.

Stay with KDKA for the latest details.

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