PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Firefighters pulled three victims out of a house fire in the city’s Greenfield section in the early morning hours of Thursday.
The fire was first reported around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday in a house along Flemington Street.
Officials say that a 96-year-old woman, 46-year-old woman and a 48-year-old man were saved from the flames and are currently at Mercy Hospital where they are in very critical condition.
Jill Carter witnessed firefighters rescuing the three people that live inside the home that caught fire on Flemington Street in Greenfield late Wednesday night. Carter lives next door.
“I just hope they’re okay,” said Carter. “I watched them take the elderly lady out. It was really hard to see,” said Carter. “The police officer told me that they were in very critical condition when they brought them out because they were doing CPR on all three of them.”
Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich said that crews from Engine 12 were the first inside the burning building.
“There was a valiant effort done by both the firefighters and EMS tonight,” said Hissrich. “Unfortunately, they are in very critical condition.”
When the fire broke out Carter says she and her husband had to evacuate as well as many other homes on the street.
“We were outside for a good bit because the flames were really really high. They were coming out of first-floor front window, second floor and third floor,” said Carter. “The young man that lives there is the one that reported the fire. He called and told them there was a fire in his house and he couldn’t get out.”
Detectives from the arson unit are actively investigating the cause of the fire.
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