Yesterday, just before 2100, Station 137 was dispatched for a reported apartment fire in the 200 block of Edgewood Avenue at Edgewood Court Apartments. Engine 137 arrived on scene with smoke showing from a 3-story apartment building and 137 Chief began Edgewood Avenue Command.
Engine 137 stretched two handlines to different parts of the structure. Mutual aid crews completed primary and secondary searches as well as laddering the structure for safety. The fire was located and knocked down by Engine 137 crews and no ventilation was needed.
The fire was located in the HVAC unit and appeared to be as a result of mulch that was sucked into the motor. The Allegheny County Fire Marshall is handling the investigation.