- Associated Press - Friday, January 1, 2016

WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Seven Pittsburgh firefighters were injured while fighting a house fire Friday morning, including one who burned his hands while rescuing an 86-year-old woman.

Some of the firefighters jumped from the burning two-story home as the fire intensified. Pittsburgh public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler says they had to “jump for their lives.” Two of the injured firefighters suffered fractured bones. A total of three firefighters were admitted to the hospital.

The rescued woman was hospitalized in stable condition.

The blaze in neighboring Wilkinsburg was reported just after 9 a.m. Pittsburgh firefighters cover the borough under contract.


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