2 children, 1 adult killed in house fire in Pittsburgh’s Brighton Heights neighborhood

PITTSBURGH — Two children and one young adult were killed in a three-alarm house fire in Pittsburgh’s Brighton Heights neighborhood.

According to Pittsburgh Public Safety, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire was called to a house fire in the 3400 block of McClure Avenue just before 2 a.m. Saturday.

The fire was at two alarms before being upgraded to a third alarm due to the blaze’s intensity, officials said.

According to officials, a woman was transported to the hospital in serious but stable condition.

A second woman and eight children were safely evacuated from the home.

Three people — one young adult and two children — were unaccounted for as firefighters fought the flames. Their bodies were later found inside the house.

The adult was later identified by the Medical Examiner’s office as 19-year-old Dijion Hutchinson.

A firefighter was also taken to a hospital to be treated for an arm laceration, officials said.

The American Red Cross is assisting the family of the victims.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with funeral expenses.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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