Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Fire, and EMS responded to a 9-1-1 call for a structure fire on the 70 block of Cust Street around 2:15 a.m.
When first responders arrived, they observed flames coming from an empty home. The fire started as a 2-alarm fire upon the responding crew’s arrival. It was later escalated to a 4-alarm fire.
The flames reached two adjacent, occupied homes. Those three residents were able to escape without injuries.
The fire was reported to be under control in just after two hours. The Red Cross will be assisting the displaced residents.
The Fire Investigation Unit, comprised of Pittsburgh Police detectives and Pittsburgh Fire investigators, is investigating the cause of the fire.
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