Pittsburgh Fire Chief Darryl Jones suffered minor injuries when his SUV was involved in an accident with another vehicle while responding to a fire in the Edgebrook neighborhood.
Jones was taken to the hospital reporting soreness in his shoulder after the accident, which occurred at the intersection of Brookline Boulevard and Whited Street. Jones’ was running lights and siren responding to the call. No one else was transported to the hospital in the crash, though the driver of the other vehicle did have a cut to his head.
The fire was at a home in the 900 block of Berkshire Avenue. A police officer suffered some smoke inhalation in the incident.
That fire started around 5 p.m. Friday and firefighting was slowed when ammunition in the home began exploding. The two occupants of the house made it out safely.