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Facebook live captures a water supply mishap at Pennsylvania duplex fire

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Thanks to Facebook live your mishaps on the fireground are now broadcast to the world just as they happen. Such was the case yesterday (Wednesday) at a duplex fire on West Pittsburgh Street in Greensburg, Pennsylvania (Westmoreland County).

In the video above reporter Ashlie Hardway from WTAE-TV narrates the action live using her smart phone. Around 2:00 into the video, moments after a supply line is being stretched from one of the engine companies that just arrived on the scene, there is a little water supply issue. As Hardway tells the audience these firefighters are “busting their butts” a couple of them appear to get pushed around a bit by the premature charging of the supply line.


The fire was reported about 6 p.m. on West Pittsburgh Street. 

Officials said a man who uses a wheelchair was inside the building, which consists of four apartments, when the fire started. He made it out safely, but he was checked out at a hospital.

A firefighter was hit by a hose while working to put out the fire, officials said. He was treated at the scene.

There is more video below that was broadcast live via the WTAE-TV videographer.

Thanks to Andrew Doyle for alerting STATter911 to this fire.

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