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Body found in rubble of Carrick house fire

September 8, 2018

Authorities found a body in the rubble of a weekend house fire in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018.

Authorities discovered a body in the rubble of a weekend house fire in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood, police said.

Demolition and excavating crews discovered the unidentified body about 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to Public Safety spokeswoman Alicia George.

The home on Leolyn Street was being demolished after a three-alarm fire that started about 3 a.m. Saturday. One woman escaped the home by jumping to safety from the roof, George said. The roof later collapsed.

The woman was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

George said there was no further information regarding the body, which was taken to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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