On Sunday morning shortly before 6:30am, Station 222 and 225 were alerted for a house on fire in the 1400-blk of Homestead Rd. PHPD arrived on scene and reported a fully involved house fire. 222EN requested a 2nd alarm bringing St.224 to the call. 222EN arrived on scene and hit the hydrant at 3rd and Homestead. The hydrant was frozen. Command requested a 3rd alarm brining St.227 to the scene. 224EN arrived on scene and secured a secondary water supply. Command requested 285EN to the scene. Crew battled freezing temperatures and deployed numerous attack lines. Due to a sudden drop in water pressure, command requested tankers to the scene. After the fire was brought under control, crews were able to enter the structure. A victim was found inside the house. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims families. The Penn Hills Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.
Command: 222 Assistant
Units: 222EN1, 222SS1, 225TK, 224EN2, 227TK, 285EN, PHPD, PHEMS, PHFM, 235TN, 195TN, 175TN
Stand by Companies: 221, 223, 122, 196