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Pittsburgh Building at Least 141 Years Old to be Demolished After Fire

Authorities say a multistory building on Pittsburgh’s South Side built at least 141 years ago will be demolished on safety grounds after a massive fire and partial collapse. “After a partial collapse, the structure is considered structurally unsound,” Pittsburgh Public …

Jury to Assess Blame in Fatal Pennsylvania Building Collapse

Two powerhouse lawyers squared off in court Wednesday over who should be held responsible for a building collapse that killed six people inside a downtown Philadelphia store. Nineteen shoppers and workers were buried in rubble when a towering brick wall …

Massachusetts Apartment Building Blaze Leaves 2 Dead, Several Hurt

Authorities say two people killed and several people were hurt after a large apartment building caught fire in Holyoke. Officials say the blaze broke out on Sunday morning with flames visible on the third, fourth and fifth floors. Fire Capt. …