PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — One man died today when a fast moving, three-alarm fire broke out in a two-story frame house in the city’s Sheraden neighborhood.

Pittsburgh Fire Chief Darryl Jones said a search and rescue team found the victim about 15 feet inside on the first floor. Neighbors said the victim lived in the Pritchard Street house alone.

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Jones said they had to rotate firefighters because of the extreme heat.

With firemen wearing as much as 100 pounds of gear, Jones said: “We have to stay hydrated to make sure no one overexerts themselves. It’s a physical job, and on days like today, it’s very difficult.”

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Neighbor Bobbie Cupp told KDKA-TV, “I was out cleaning my cousin’s pool, and I heard snap, crackle and pop. I saw smoke coming out of the house, so I jumped out [of the pool], and I called 911.”

So far, authorities have not released the identity of the man who died.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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