PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Fire crews battled a four-alarm fire in the Strip District that destroyed a building.
Wednesday’s fire was in the 1700 block of Penn Avenue in the building above the Yinzers In The Burgh store.
Pittsburghers will remember this building as the long-time home of Mike Feinberg Company, a party supply store.
Yinzers purchased it a couple of years ago and is considered a must-stop in the Strip District.
Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Chief Daryl Jones said the blaze started on the third floor of the red-brick building and jumped next door.
Seventy firefighters were on the scene with multiple ladder trucks, attacking the fire and roof.
There is heavy damage to Yinzers and the fire chief said the blaze was under control at approximately 9:20 p.m.
Jimmy Coen, the owner of Yinzers, says he raced to the building when he got the call and his heart broke seeing the fire.
The owners of other Penn Avenue stores consoled him when he arrived. Coen said that merchandise stored in the building’s basement was saved thanks to the firefighters’ work.