First Report - Pittsburgh: Church Fire Tragedy Claims Two Pittsburgh Firefighters

David P. Novak discusses a five-alarm structure fire at a Pittsburgh, PA, church that killed two firefighters.


At 8:47 A.M. on Saturday, March 13, 2004, as the City of Pittsburgh was preparing for its annual St. Patrick?s Day parade, a woman was preparing breakfast at the Ebenezer Baptist Church at 2001 Wylie Ave. in the Hill District, near the starting point of the parade. The woman noticed smoke coming...


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David P. Novak is president of 9-1-1 Response Photography and vice president of The North Boroughs Fire News. He has been involved in the volunteer fire service for 20 years.