Pitt police issues crime alert after oven explosion in Irvis Hall


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Irvis Hall on Pitt’s upper campus.

By Quentin Tan, For The Pitt News

Pitt police issued a crime alert Saturday morning detailing an oven explosion in Irvis Hall. 

Pitt police and the City of Pittsburgh Fire Department responded to Irvis Hall at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Saturday following a report of an oven explosion in the ground floor’s common kitchen area. 

According to the alert, the complainant heard a bang and smelled something burning. Officers and arson investigators determined that someone placed a fire extinguisher in the hot oven, causing it to explode. No injuries were reported. 

The alert did not have a description of the suspect. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the University of Pittsburgh Police at 412-624-2121, (Reference Report #21-02217) or the City of Pittsburgh Police Department (Zone 4) at 412-422-6520 (Reference CCR #21-198311).