Just before 1 a.m. on October 7, Pittsburgh Police officers from Zone 1 and Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to the intersection of Tony Dorsett Drive and W. General Robinson Street for a report of multiple portable toilets on fire.
Fire Engine 32 arrived to extinguish the fire.
When officers arrived on scene they found that seven toilets had been burned to the ground, while an eighth had been severely damaged, rendering it unusable.
No one was hurt.
The Fire Investigation Unit, which is made up of investigators from Pittsburgh Fire and detectives from Pittsburgh Police, was on scene to investigate the exact origin of the fire.
Police arrested Kevin Bankhead, 31, of Pittsburgh not far from the scene.
He is charged with: Criminal Mischief (2 counts), Arson/Dangerous Burning (1 count) and Defiant Trespasser (1 count).
Bankhead is currently being held at Allegheny County Jail.
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.