CASTLE SHANNON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a woman was killed in a pre-dawn fire in a Pittsburgh-area home.
Firefighters in Allegheny County say the blaze was reported shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday in a duplex in Castle Shannon.
Officials said a neighbor first saw the flames and managed to get the woman out of the house and onto the porch, but she later died of her injuries.
Fire officials said the victim had medical problems and there were oxygen tanks and other medical devices inside the home.
Fire Chief Bill Reffner said the tanks could have exploded and put nearby homes in danger, but they seemed to be intact.
The neighbor had some burns on his hands but wasn't seriously injured. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.