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EMS, Fire, and Police Responded For a 2-Alarm Fire In Homewood

Date: June 22, 2021
Incident Type: 2-Alarm fire
Location: Zone 5
Summary:

Pittsburgh EMS, Fire, and Police responded to the 600 block of N Murtland Avenue around 11:45 a.m. for a reported structure fire.

When firefighters arrived on scene, they observed heavy smoke coming from the top two floors of the row home.

A male and female on the first floor of the duplex were able to escape without injuries.

First responders learned the top apartment was a vacant unit. Two nearby homes sustained minor damage.

The 2-alarm fire was contained shortly after noon, and there were no injuries.

The Fire Investigation Unit are looking into the cause.


Reporting PIO:
Maurice Matthews

2021-06-22
PIO@pittsburghpa.gov