Firefighters bring 4-alarm Brighton Heights fire under control



At least six adults and eight children were displaced today after a four-alarm fire at an apartment building in Brighton Heights, authorities said.

The blaze in the 1700 block of Termon Avenue started about 12:30 p.m. Firefighters brought it under control about an hour later and were putting out hotspots this afternoon. No injuries have been reported, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Deputy Fire Chief Dan Hennessy estimated the building received about $200,000 in damage but said it is salvageable.

Firefighters battle Brighton Heights apartment blaze

Firefighters battled a four-alarm blaze at an apartment building in Brighton Heights. (Bob Donaldson video; 2/20/2014)

The American Red Cross of Southwestern Pennsylvania was sending a team to Brighton Heights help those displaced.

Elsewhere, crews also brought under control this afternoon a fire on Renwick Street in Allentown, an Allegheny County dispatch supervisor said. It was not immediately clear if anyone there was injured.

And in Ross, firefighters battled a blaze on East Wedgewood Drive. Details of that fire weren’t immediately available.


Molly Born: mborn@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1944. First Published February 20, 2014 1:17 PM

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