Woman rescued, taken to hospital after fire at Pittsburgh apartment

Firefighters rescue woman from fire at apartment building

PITTSBURGH — A woman was rescued and taken to a hospital Wednesday morning after a fire broke out at an apartment in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood, officials said.

The fire was reported about 4 a.m. on Southcrest Drive.

Firefighters said the woman became trapped in a second-floor apartment and a ladder was used to get her out through a window. She was taken to a hospital and later released.

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“God bless her that she was able to get out and get down. She’s a strong, good woman,” Lee Russell, who lives in the first-floor apartment, said.

The second-floor apartment sustained heavy smoke damage, according to officials. Russell’s apartment on the first floor was not damaged.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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