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4 firefighters, 2 tenants injured in Turtle Creek apartment complex blaze



TURTLE CREEK, Pa. - Six people, including four firefighters, were injured in a fire at a Turtle Creek apartment complex Monday morning.

The fire was reported on Hamilton Avenue around 11:30 a.m.

The fire spread so fast that one man had to jump from his second story window to escape rolling flames.

Channel 11’s Timyka Artist (@WPXITimyka) tweeted that she saw at least one person leave the scene on a stretcher.

“It was awful.  When we walked out, the smoke was so high. I was just crying,” said fire victim Dana Letterine.

Another tenant who lived in the complex told Channel 11 he escaped with the help of firefighters but his cats did not.

A nurse and at least four firefighters were taken to the hospital mostly for smoke inhalation and slipping on ice-covered surfaces.  One resident also suffered from smoke inhalation, authorities said.