Today, just past midnight, units in Penn Hills were alerted for heavy smoke in the area. After arriving on scene in the 7900 block of Lincoln Road to a fully involved dwelling, 137 was added to the assignment for RIT. 137 Rescue, Squad, and Engine all responded to the call.
137 crews split, performing RIT operations as well as defensive suppression operations. Crews were on scene for nearly 4 hours in -10 degree temperatures, and as such, hydrants, hand lines, and gear all froze solid.