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Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Responds to Fire Alarm Activation

Date: September 2, 2023
Incident Type: Fire Alarm Activation
Location: Downtown

At approximately 2:30 p.m., the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to reports of smoke in a hotel building in the 600 block of William Penn Place.

The fire alarm was activated; some hotel guests evacuated, while others sheltered in place. Initial reports indicated occupants were trapped in an elevator, but they self-evacuated before firefighters ascended to the sixth floor.

There were no reported injuries.

Police and EMS also responded to the scene.

The Fire Investigation Unit is investigating.  

Reporting PIO:
Emily Bourne