• Body found inside duplex that caught fire

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    PITTSBURGH - A body was found inside a duplex after a fire in a Pittsburgh neighborhood.

    Investigators remained on the scene for hours on Washington Boulevard in Pittsburgh's Larimer neighborhood.

    The fire started around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.

    "Whenever you're not certain if this was an accidental fire or anything else, you would absolutely treat it as a crime scene, so that is routine and that would happen anywhere," said Pittsburgh police Cmdr. Mike Pilyih.

    Robert Donato, who owns a car wash across the street from the building, said the incident could have been prevented.

    "It’s an eyesore and they’ve been abandoned for over six years and they should be wrecked down," he said. "If the buildings weren’t there, it probably wouldn’t have happened.”

    Police asked Donato for surveillance video from his business, but he said it doesn't show anything helpful.


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