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Five-Alarm Fire at Pittsburgh Gulf Tower

44-story building evacuated during basement fire


(Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire photo, Facebook)


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Fire crews have been battling a fire in a downtown Pittsburgh high-rise that prompted evacuation of the building.

Pittsburgh public safety officials said the 9:30 a.m. Wednesday blaze was contained to the basement of the 44-story Gulf Tower, although smoke could be seen rising from the roof.

Firefighters were going floor to floor of the 582-foot-tall building to evacuate any remaining occupants. The blaze cut power to half of the building, officials said.

Public safety officials asked people to avoid the area.

The Tribune-Review says no injuries have been reported.

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