Authorities say a man who apparently jumped to a neighboring home’s roof to escape the blaze suffered a leg injury. He’s in stable condition at a hospital.
The fire was reported around 2:20 a.m. Wednesday by police who happened to be on patrol in the area and saw flames shooting out of the three-story home. It was brought under control a short time later, but continued to burn for several hours.
Pittsburgh Fire Chief Darryl Jones tells WPXI-TV the fire spread “so fast that the people didn’t have time to call 911 themselves.”
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.