Fire breaks out at old Pittsburgh school building after fireworks reported

Fire breaks out at old Pittsburgh school building after fireworks reported

PITTSBURGH — A fire broke out Thursday night on the roof of an old school building in Pittsburgh after fireworks were reported in the area, officials said.

Firefighters were called shortly after 11:30 p.m. to the old Horace Mann School on Shadeland Avenue in the city’s Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood.

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Earlier in the night, a group of people was shooting off fireworks near the building. Members of the Fireworks Taskforce told them to stop and clean up their debris, but about 40 minutes later firefighters were called when the roof caught fire.

Officials said firefighters initially had trouble getting to the roof, so additional crews were called.

The fire caused an estimated $50,000 to $60,000 in damage, officials said.

The incident remains under investigation.

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