A 3-year-old child was rescued by firefighters early Tuesday morning from a burning apartment building in East Liberty.
Firefighters said the blaze started on Rippey Street around 3 a.m.
Emergency officials said crews found the girl in a first-floor hallway outside of a bedroom. Firefighters said the girl was not breathing when she was found, but paramedics were able to revive her.
The girl was taken to an area hospital, where she is listed in serious but stable condition.
Neighbors said they tried to rescue the girl after hearing her mother's screams, but were unable to get inside.
The fire chief said the girl's mother got out of the house by jumping through a first-floor window.
"The mom was screaming that her baby was in the house," said neighbor Tavon Brown. "I couldn't really get to the back door. It was locked. So I ran back out."
Firefighters said the first thing they did when they arrived was rush through the thick smoke and flames to rescue the girl.
"It is difficult whenever children are involved with this. We kind of expect an adult to be able to help themselves, but when it's a child, it hurts this fire bureau, it hurts this community and it hurts the family most of all," said Pittsburgh Fire Chief Darryl Jones. "The first engine on scene found the female outside saying her child was trapped in the building."
Jones said the girl did not appear to suffer any burns.
Firefighters said the blaze appears to have begun on the first floor, but the cause is still under investigation.