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Fire Investigators Respond to Suspicious Fire in Marshall-Shadeland

Date: October 14, 2020
Incident Type: Fire
Location: Zone 1
Summary:

The Fire Investigation Unit responded to a call for a possible incendiary device thrown through the window of a residential structure in the 1300 block of Superior Avenue at 12:50 a.m., causing the living room carpet to catch fire.

Residents inside the home extinguished the fire using buckets of water and wet towels. There were no injuries.

Once investigators were on scene, the K9 accelerant dog, Dodger, alerted to different areas of the living room, as well as an incendiary device.

There are no suspects at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

The Fire Investigation Unit is comprised of investigators from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire and detectives from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz

2020-10-14
PIO@pittsburghpa.gov