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Four-alarm fire at Pittsburgh hospital building

Hospital Safety Insider, July 3, 2014

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Investigators are searching for the cause of a fire that broke out in the early morning of June 22, severely damaging an office building attached to UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, reports WTAE-TV.

According to the report, the fire broke out around 1:30 a.m. in a fourth-floor medical suite. Workers arrived in the morning to find crews on scene and a charred building.

While there were no injuries, the fire went to four alarms and severely damaged the fourth and fifth floor of the building, which suffered water damage. Hospital officials said that business operations would go on as normal at the hospital despite the fire damage, WTAE said.



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