Bible survives vehicle torched by fireworks in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — After a truck was burned by teens with fireworks, the owner says one item miraculously survived.

Robert Russell said only he had his truck for two years, but after the vehicle was burned, he was surprised to find a Bible that was inside had survived the flames.

Police said around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, emergency responders were dispatched to the 200 block of Marsonia Street in Fineview for a vehicle fire, where they found a vehicle fully engulfed in flames parked in a driveway.

Firefighters put out the flames. No injuries were reported and no other vehicles or buildings were damaged.

The Fire Investigation Unit is investigating.

There are no arrests at this time. Police said two juveniles were described by witnesses as the possible suspects.

“They threw fireworks inside the window they broke and they took off running,” Russell said.

Russell said he was woken Sunday afternoon by the sound of a broken window, and when he looked outside he saw two teenagers running off.

Russell’s neighbor says he saw two kids around the truck, one was wearing a blue shirt and the other with a yellow shirt.

“You heard pop real loud and big flames came out and they took off,” Robert Hill said.

Neighbors say they are concerned about all the fireworks they’ve heard recently.

“I hear fireworks everyday here. Should be illegal I think,” Russell said.

And while police investigate Russell is shocked over one thing that survived the fire.

“All the seats are burned and gone but it didn’t do nothing to that bible... Crazy,” he said.