Four people displaced as crews battle 2 house fires in same Pittsburgh neighborhood within hour

Four people displaced as crews battle 2 house fires in same Pittsburgh neighborhood within hour

PITTSBURGH — Two fires in the same Pittsburgh neighborhood caused four people to lose their home, while fire crews spent a long time battling flames Saturday.

According to a release, the first fire started around 1:15 p.m. in the 1200 block of Lincoln Avenue in Homewood. Police said the fire started in the basement area of the home and spread upstairs.

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The four people who were inside the house were treated by EMS on scene for smoke inhalation, and the Red Cross is helping them with temporary accommodations.

This is a look at a general location of where the first fire started:

Just as the fire on Lincoln Avenue was extinguished, officials said the same group of firefighters was called to another house fire in the 1500 block of Oberlin Street -- just minutes from the first location.

That fire started in the attic, and no one was home when flames broke out.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital for a knee injury but is expected to be OK.

The cause of both fires are under investigation.

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