By Lisa Washington

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Everyone escaped from an apartment building fire early Wednesday morning in Pittsburgh’s Uptown section.

It started just before 2 a.m. in a building in the 2000 block of Fifth Avenue.

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Gregg Smollen says his father owns the building and he stopped the flames.

“We just woke up. We just actually went to bed,” Smollen said. “My girlfriend looked out the window. We live on the third floor. She said the second floor apartment’s on fire.”

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Smollen said he was able to get his pets, including a snake, along with his girlfriend, father, and the other tenants all out of the building safely.

It’s believed at least four people live inside the building.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The amount of damage to the building is unclear, but everyone inside did make it out safely.

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