- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

SWISSVALE, Pa. (AP) - An apartment building in western Pennsylvania has been demolished after a large fire caused part of the building to collapse.

Crews were called Tuesday evening to the burning Swissvale building, located about 5 miles east of Pittsburgh. More than 100 firefighters called to the scene battled flames, high winds and smoke.

One side of the building collapsed around 8:45 p.m. One firefighter was hurt.

Thirteen children and 18 adults lived in the building. No residents were injured.

Swissvale fire Chief Clyde Wilhelm tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the fire appears to have started in the rear roof area of the building.

Demolition crews tore down the building Wednesday morning. Demolition officials say they’ll need about a week to clear out the debris.

The fire marshal is investigating.



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