4-Alarm Fatal High Rise Fire

Today, around 0500, units were dispatched to the Parkview Towers Apartments in Munhall for a report of a fire on the top floor of a 7-floor high rise. Housing primarily elderly and disabled residents, there were multiple reports of entrapment and residents that needed assistance out. The first arriving officer reporting fire showing from the 7th floor.

Due to frozen hydrants, multiple alarms were transmitted and Edgewood was requested to the scene to complete a relay operation with multiple tankers from around the area. 137 Engine responded immediately with full staffing and stood by on scene, prepared to complete water-supply operations. It was eventually determined that tanker operations would not be needed and Edgewood assisted multiple departments in clean-up and hose repacking prior to returning to service.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/1-dead-7-hurt-in-fire-at-munhall-apartment-building/476464138

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