PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A fire at a high-rise apartment building forced dozens of people out of their homes and into the cold on Friday evening in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood.
The fire started in an eighth floor apartment at Dithridge Towers after 6 p.m.READ MORE: TJ Watt, Fiancee Celebrate Sack Record With Cake From Oakmont Bakery
A third-alarm was automatically called.
“This is very labor intensive,” said Chief Darryl Jones, of the Pittsburgh Fire Bureau. “You have a fire in a high rise building, especially a residential high rise, it is a high-risk occupancy at that time; so we wanted to make sure we had enough resources to affect rescue if necessary and to contain the fire.”READ MORE: Homestead Woman Hand-Delivers Cards To Every Zone 6 Officer
A woman in the unit where the fire started was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
Residents were taken to a nearby building while crews put the fire out.MORE NEWS: Applications Open For LIHEAP With Increased Benefits