The devastating fire in the city's Mount Washington neighborhood destroyed two homes and damaged a third, according to a report on WTAE (http://bit.ly/W8lDtT). Two dogs were also killed in the original fire building.
Pittsburgh Battalion Chief Robert Ciesielski said fire apparatus were blocked by many vehicles parked too close to the corner, those parked too far from the curb, and those blocking stop signs.
"At this intersection we couldn't even get to the closest water, we couldn't get a fire truck in front of the building. So, a magnitude of this fire, rose very quickly," Ciesielski told reporters.
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