• Boy spots smoke, helps save pets inside burning South Hills home


    SOUTH HILLS, Pa. - A little boy is credited with spotting smoke coming from a South Hills home’s roof, which helped saved family pets and the home from being destroyed.

    “We were going to get doughnuts, and I saw white smoke,” said Matthew Schenk.

    Smoke was billowing from a home on Baptist Road near Broughton.

    Three fire companies battled the fire Sunday.

    “Obviously on hot days, we want to keep people safe.  Heat exhaustion is very dangerous,” said Capt. Rob Uselman of the Bethel Park Volunteer Fire Department.

    Bottled water and cold towels were on hand.

    One firefighter was treated for possible heat exhaustion.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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