By Bob Allen


ELIZABETH TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A woman was pulled from a burning building by her neighbor in Elizabeth Township.

A fire broke out on Industrial Road on Sunday around 2:30 p.m.

A woman in the burning two-story structure was pulled out by her neighbor.

Before running into the building, the man called 911.

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“I just ran out of the house, no shoes, no shirt and got her,” said Bill McVickers, who rescued his neighbor’s wife.

When they exited the home, Vickers said an oxygen tank in the house exploded.

When firefighters later entered the home, the second floor and stairwell were already collapsed.

There was also ammunition and gunpowder in the basement, but the fire did not reach the area.

“They told us where everything was,” Elizabeth Township Fire Department Chief Bob Greenawald said. “They were in safes. We weren’t really worried about that.”

No firefighters were injured.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.