By Ross Guidotti

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Firefighters pulled a man from an intense house fire in Pittsburgh’s Perry South neighborhood late Thursday night.

The blaze broke out just before 10 p.m. at a home in the 2300-block of Osgood Street.

Five people were seen running out of the house.

According to reports from the scene, firefighters pulled a trapped man from the basement of the home.

At the time, fire officials said his condition was not good when he was rushed to a local hospital.

“We received the call of a fire with people trapped. The initial arriving engine company made an aggressive, interior attack on the basement fire,” said Asst. Chief Thomas Cook, of the Pittsburgh Fire Bureau. “They located the one male in the basement, removed him from the building. Paramedics then transported him to Mercy Hospital.”

However, later the man was identified as 63-year-old Ronnie Mickle, who died Friday as a result of the fire.

“He’s a very good man, you need him, he’s there,” neighbor Shauna Robinson said.

Family members at the scene said Mickle was a grandfather.

There’s no word yet on the cause of the fire, but the damage is estimated at $30,000.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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