Public Safety Blotter Articles

Pittsburgh Fire Respond to a 3-Alarm Fire In Wilkinsburg

Date: May 7, 2020
Incident Type: 3-Alarm Fire
Location: Wilkinsburg

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.

Reporting PIO:
Maurice Matthews