1 dead after fire in West Oakland townhome |

1 dead after fire in West Oakland townhome

One man died and another was injured Sunday morning after a house fire in Pittsburgh’s West Oakland neighborhood.

Firefighters responded after smoke was spotted at a home on Terrace Street around 7 a.m., officials said.

Two men were inside the house at the time, police said. Anthony Ford, 61, was taken to UPMC Mercy, where he was pronounced dead at about 7:51 a.m.

The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office said Monday that the cause of his death was acute smoke and soot inhalation along with hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The death was ruled accidental.

The second man was taken to UPMC Presbyterian to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Authorities continue to investigate the cause of the fire.

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