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Pittsburgh Fire Investigations Unit Seek The Public’s Assistance For an Overnight Brush Fire

Date: June 27, 2021
Incident Type: Arson
Location: Zone 6
Summary:

Pittsburgh Police and Firefighters responded to a reported brush fire on June 27, 2021 around 4:45 a.m.

 Witnesses stated they observed three males, possibly between the ages of 17 and 19-years-old, attempting to break the glass doors of the West End Overlook building.

The individuals set fire to the decorative bunting on the outlook railing. The lit material then cause a brush fire on the hillside. Responding firefighters were able to put of the flames before it got out of control.

The suspects fled towards Rue Grande Vue Street and Lorenz Avenue.

Anyone with information or video on this incident is asked to contact Detective Burns at the Fire Investigation Unit 412-782-7646 X200. 


Reporting PIO:
Maurice Matthews

2021-06-27
PIO@pittsburghpa.gov