Public Safety Blotter Articles

Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Responds to 1-Alarm Fire in Downtown Apartment

Date: November 4, 2023
Incident Type: Fire
Location: Fire Zone 1-4
Summary:

Just before 8:30 a.m., the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to a 1-alarm fire in the 300 block of Third Avenue.

The fire was located in an apartment unit on the second floor. Firefighters arrived to an audible alarm going off with a building evacuation in progress. 

There were no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters.

The exact cause of the fire is still to be determined by the Fire Investigation Unit, but the initial investigation points to the lithium-ion batteries in an electric scooter that catastrophically failed.


Reporting PIO:
Emily Bourne

2023-11-04
PIO@pittsburghpa.gov