Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Garfield Apartments Damaged in Blaze

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Garfield Apartments Damaged in Blaze

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A four-alarm fire in a Garfield apartment building Monday morning sent four people to the hospital and forced rescues of about two dozen.

Fire Chief Darryl Jones said 10 people were treated on scene and released after the fire at 305 N. Negley Ave.

The blaze, which was reported about 7:15 a.m., started in the stairwell of the back building, which is adjoined to the one facing the street, he said. The cause of the fire is under investigation, Deputy Chief Dan Hennessy said.

The building incurred about $150,000 in damage, and about $75,000 in contents were damaged, he said.

Those taken to the hospital were to be treated for minor smoke inhalation.

The Animal Rescue League took in four cats from the fire, treating three with oxygen for smoke inhalation. Three of the four have been released.

An unidentified older man was taken to UPMC Presbyterian. His neighbor, Evelyn Rodriguez, said the man used oxygen and has lived in the building several years.

"I just feel so bad for him," she said. …

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