• Firefighter injured battling blaze on Pittsburgh's North Side

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    A Pittsburgh firefighter was rushed to the hospital from the North Side Wednesday afternoon after fighting a fire on Compromise Street.

    “Someone on the other street, an off-duty firefighter, said he heard a loud explosion in back, then saw a fireball,” said Greg Lowman, battalion chief. “Early reports said the fire started in the basement.”

    There were some scary moments because investigators thought an 11-year-old was trapped, but no one was home.

    The firefighter who was hurt will be OK.


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