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Pitt students couch-surfing after SkyVue electrical fire

The 14-floor building, geared towards students and young professionals, opened in summer 2016 and features about 400 apartments. Madison Holden / Staff Photographer.

By Janine Faust and Jon Moss

June 6, 2019

Renters at Cardinal Group’s SkyVue Apartments, located at the corner of Forbes and Craft avenues, say they’ve been couch surfing since a Sunday afternoon fire in the building’s garage caused a power outage.

Life science buildings evacuated after small explosion

Firefighters leave the Life Sciences Annex after a small explosion occurred Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by John Hamilton | Contributing Editor)

By John Hamilton and Janine Faust | The Pitt News Staff

January 31, 2018

Paramedics evaluated one student for eye irritation after a small explosion in a life science lab Wednesday afternoon led to a precautionary evacuation. According to a statement from the University, the explosion occurred at about 2:45 p.m. in the Life Sciences Annex — a section of the Clapp, Langl...

Two Oakland houses destroyed in fire

Two Oakland houses destroyed in fire

By Cristina Holtzer and Danielle Fox / The Pitt News Staff

September 21, 2014

After a fire in the early morning hours on Friday left four Pitt students without homes, the University has intervened. At 2 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, Pitt police responded with city police and the Pittsburgh Fire Department to the 911 call from Orpwood Street. The fire, which destroyed 3702 and 3704 Or...

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