HOMESTEAD, Pa. (WYTV) – Pittsburgh police say they have charged a man with arson in connection with a destructive fire outside the city Friday.
Edward McDonald, 27, if facing arson related charges.
Two buildings collapsed in the fire and a woman and a man were treated at UPMC Mercy Hospital for smoke inhalation.
Two other people were rescued from the blaze.
A total of 22 fire departments were called to fight the flames that quickly spread to nearby buildings.
One block of the main street – 8th Avenue – was expected to remain closed through the weekend because at least one of the damaged buildings was a threat to collapse onto traffic.