Pittsburgh Bureau Of Fire


Spring Hill Fire Kills Infant, Injures 5 Others

Six people, including two infants, had to be rushed to the hospital early Monday morning after a fire in the city’s Spring Hill-City View neighborhood.


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7 People Honored With Red Cross Heroes Award

Today, seven people from our area were honored for their contributions to society. They all received the Red Cross Heroes Award in different categories after being selected from community nominations.


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City Shelling Out Over $1 Million A Month In Firefighter Overtime

They’re the city’s top earners – police officers, paramedics and firefighters – and by working long hours of overtime, they’re making more than the mayor and any chief or department head.


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Greenfield Community Devastated After Fatal Fire

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office says the two children killed in a fire in Greenfield on Friday died of acute smoke inhalation.


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Fire Battalion Chief Arrested, City Leaders Frustrated

City leaders are outraged by the actions of a fire department battalion chief. Pittsburgh Fire Battalion Chief James Washabaugh has been arrested three times now – in West Virginia, Florida and Pennsylvania – each time for assault and threats on his longtime girlfriend.


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City Fire Battalion Chief Facing Assault Charge

A city fire battalion chief was taken into police custody early Saturday morning and is facing charges in connection with the alleged assault of an ex-girlfriend.


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Dry Lawn Conditions Prompt Safety Tips From Firefighters

You can almost hear your lawn crunching under foot. This heat wave is transforming our yards into tinder boxes. But with the Fourth of July holiday upon us, increasingly popular fire pits and outdoor grilling are part of the landscape.


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Cause Of 2-Alarm House Fire In Homewood Under Investigation

Firefighters were called to a two-alarm fire at a house converted into apartments in Homewood Wednesday morning.


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Woman Burned In Squirrel Hill Fire

A woman was burned in a house fire in Squirrel Hill. The fire happened at 1138 Wightman Street.


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Mayor Ravenstahl Outraged By Ticketed Fire Trucks

There’s fallout following a KDKA Investigation. The mayor of Pittsburgh is outraged by the ticketing of fire trucks. The trucks were tagged outside City Hall while firefighters were inside getting flu shots.


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Fireworks Safety On Minds Of Local Officials As July 4th Nears

On the Fourth of July in 2009 Vincent Fustos was mixing up some homemade fireworks at his home in Hermitage, Mercer County. Experienced with explosives from his military days, Fustos believed he had taken all the necessary precautions.


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2 City Firefighters Arrested In Separate Incidents

Two Pittsburgh firefighters were arrested in separate incidents this weekend; it follows a string of arrests for the fire bureau.