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Police and Fire Investigate Port-a-John Explosion in Lawrenceville

Date: November 5, 2020
Incident Type: Explosion
Location: Zone 2

Pittsburgh Police from Zone 2 responded to reports of an explosion that caused damage to a home in the 3400 block of Denny Street just before 3:30 a.m.  

Responding officers located a port-a-john on the street that had been blown apart. A homeowner told police she heard a loud boom that broke a window in her home. The port-a-john was located across the street at a home under construction. 

The Fire Investigation Unit and the Bomb Squad were called in to investigate and process evidence.

The investigation into the exact cause of the explosion is ongoing. 

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz