26 years ago, three Pittsburgh firefighters died on a house fire in the East Hills.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — February 14 is a horrible day in Pittsburgh history.

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26 years ago, three Pittsburgh firefighters died on a house fire in the East Hills.

Thomas Brooks, Patricia Conroy, and Marc Kolenda were killed on Valentine’s Day in 1995.

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They became trapped inside a burning home along Bricelyn Street and died together.

Gregory Brown was convicted of setting that fire, but his conviction was vacated because of misconduct by prosecutors.

Brown was released in 2016 and is awaiting a new trial.

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The tragedy led to new procedures for Pittsburgh firefighters.