No injuries reported at fire in Manchester high-rise apartment building

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No one was injured in a three-alarm fire this afternoon at a Housing Authority high-rise apartment building, said Michael Mullen, deputy fire chief in the city of Pittsburgh.

Chief Mullen said neighborhood children called in the fire that started in an 11th-floor apartment just before 1:30 p.m., allowing firefighters to beat the fire alarm.

"The alarm activated as firefighters were getting there," he said.

Pennsylvania Bidwell, located at 1014 Sheffield St., is occupied by seniors and disabled residents, according to the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh website. A representative from the group could not be reached for comment.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, Chief Mullen said.

Lexi Belculfine: or 412-263-1878. Twitter: @LexiBelc.

First Published August 4, 2014 12:00 AM

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