By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — February 14 is a horrible day in Pittsburgh history.READ MORE: WalletHub: Pennsylvania Among Least Safe States During Pandemic
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.READ MORE: Heinz Field COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Adding More Appointments
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.MORE NEWS: Pennsylvania Department Of Health Says Flu Activity Across State Remains Low
The tragedy led to new procedures for Pittsburgh firefighters.