CARRICK (KDKA) — A woman and two young children are in critical condition after they were pulled from a house fire in Carrick early Sunday morning.
The officers arrived at the home in the 2200 block of Westmont Avenue around 4:30 a.m. to find three people trapped inside of a house that was on fire.
The fire started in the kitchen and spread quickly through the rest of the house.
A man and three children made it out on their own, but a woman and two children were trapped on the second floor.
Firefighters used infrared cameras to find them.
“They were unconscious when we did pull them out,” Pittsburgh Fire Bureau Battalion Chief Doug Praskovich said. “We found the kids and the mother in the front bedroom, and we pulled them through the window down the aerial ladder.”
A 3-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy, who was in cardiac arrest, were taken to Children’s Hospital. The 34-year-old mother is being treated at UPMC Mercy.
At last report, all were in critical condition.
The other three children were taken to the hospital for observation.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.