One man died and another was taken to the hospital following a house fire in Shaler Township, early on the morning of January 9, 2024. A neighbor was coming home and spotted the flames around 0200. He tried to get in through the front door, but the heat, smoke and flames pushed him back. He then told the resident to kick out the window AC unit and jump.

The neighbor helped one of the men jump to safety, and stayed with him until crews arrived and transported him to the hospital. Another man was found dead inside the home. The Undercliff Fire Company found the house to be nearly engulfed in flames upon their arrival. They were assisted by numerous neighboring companies. During the fire, Shaler police on scene cited a driver who drove over a section of LDH flowing into Millvale’s engine. The house was a total loss. The Allegheny County Fire Marshal was investigating.

– Fire News photo by James Brooks