Two Pennsylvania FFs Injured at Blaze

Two Pennsylvania firefighters were burned Wednesday during a three-alarm fire believed to have been caused by careless smoking.

The firefighters were taken to a hosptial for treatment.

Just after 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Allegheny County Communications notified companies 238,278,279,113 for a fire in a rowhouse in the 100 block of Mound Street.

Chief 278 reported a column of smoke in the sky, and requested a secod-alarm.

Crews encountered heavy fire conditions in two units of a  10 unit row, and it was spreading rapidly.

The truck from company 113 were ordered to trench the roof.

The second-alarm assignment brought companies 137,153, and a R.I.T. team from Company 171.

A third-alarm sounded, bringing companies 298,207, & Quint 292.

By the time crews were able to get ahead of the fire,  it had already spread to six of 10 units