Firefighters tackle row house fire in Pittsburgh's Hill District

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PITTSBURGH —

One person was treated for smoke inhalation after a three-alarm fire in Pittsburgh's Hill District Friday morning.

Officials said the blaze began at a row house on Herron Avenue just before 4 a.m. and spread to nearby homes.

“The fire grew to three alarms. Nine to 12 apartments were involved in the fire,” Deputy Fire Chief Dan Hennessy said.

Calvin Bush told Channel 11 News that he saw the original flames and called 911.

“I saw flames, looked out the back door and saw the fire from the kitchen. I said, ‘I have to go,’ and I called 911,” Bush said.

Some residents said the smoke was so bad they had to crawl out of the burning building.

“I couldn’t see anything but smoke. I held onto my boyfriend and he led the way out,” Jasmine Bush said.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation. Officials estimate the flames caused $150,000 in damage.