On Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at approximately 1:19p.m. Northwest Regional 911 Center (located in northern Allegheny County) received a report of a smoke alarm sounding and an odor of smoke coming from apartment #7, at the Park-view apartments 45 North Balph Avenue in Bellevue borough (which is a suburb, located just northwest of the City of Pittsburgh). Bellevue (Station 108), Avalon (Station 103), Northwest EMS (Station 192) and Bellevue Police were dispatched.
Bellevue Police officers; Sgt. Czapko, Matthew Sentner and Ed Rodgers arrived on the scene within a couple minutes, and reported a