SOUTH SIDE (KDKA)- Fire officials are looking into the cause of a Tuesday morning fire that destroyed several apartments.

The fire started around 2 a.m. at a building on the corner of South 15th and Sarah Streets on the South Side.

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“The call came in at approximately 2:04 a.m. Right now, we have three structures that are damaged from this fire,” Pittsburgh Police spokeswoman Emily Schaffer said.

The original fire spread to two other buildings, which was enough to call in additional manpower as a third alarm was sounded.

“Two of those structures were occupied and one of the structures was vacant. We do not have any injuries at this point,” Schaffer said.

The majority of the damage was contained to two of the buildings. Damage to the third was limited to the roof and third floor. There was one business in one of the buildings.

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“I’m not sure about the extent of the business,” said Pittsburgh Police spokeswoman Emily Schaffer. “I know one of the structures was under renovation, so I’m not sure if the business was open. I’m told there were furnishings on the second floor of that.”

Crews worked for nearly 90 minutes to get things under control and their quick response ensured that the residents got out safely.

“The Red Cross is on scene assisting those affected by this fire,” said Schaffer. “We also have the Salvation Army on scene, assisting firefighters and those displaced.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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