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Fire, Police Respond to Condo Building Fire

Date: May 28, 2019
Incident Type: One-Alarm Fire
Location: Zone 3

Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire and Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officers from Zone 3 responded to reports of a fire, possibly caused by a lightning strike, at 1 Pius Street at 11:16 p.m.

When they arrived on scene they observed fire in the steeple of the building, which was converted to condos from a former church. The fire was contained to a small area of the bell tower just under the clock.

Firefighters extinguished the fire.

There were no reported injuries to the occupants of the condos. The owner of one of the units reported receiving water and smoke damage to his unit.

The Fire Investigation Unit, made up of investigators from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire and detectives from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, are investigating the cause of the fire.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz