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3 Adults With Disabilities Hospitalized After Apartment Fire

Three people have been taken to hospitals after fire broke out in one apartment at a high-rise for senior and disabled residents in western Pennsylvania.

Authorities in Brackenridge haven't released the names of the victims, but say two were taken to a nearby hospital for possible smoke inhalation while the third — a man in the unit that caught fire — was being treated at the burn unit at UPMC Mercy hospital in Pittsburgh.

A neighbor tells reporters that man smokes even though he uses oxygen. She says she broke down his door about 4:30 a.m. Friday after she heard him calling for help in his third-floor unit in the Brackenridge Hall Apartments.

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The building is run by the Allegheny County Housing Authority and, according to its website, has 63 units on seven floors.

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