Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire responded to a 9-1-1 call for a 2-Alarm fire on the 1700 block of Laketon Road in Wilkinsburg around 2:30 a.m.
Firefighters arrived and witnessed flames from an unoccupied home. The fire quickly escalated to three alarms when it spread to two neighboring houses. One home was occupied with a family of five. All members were able to safely escape.
There was one reported injury from the unoccupied structure. The fire was contained around 5 a.m. The Red Cross is assisting the displaced family.
The investigation continues.
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