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Firefighters find man in burned building

| Sunday, December 3, 2006 12:00 a.m

One man suffered life-threatening injuries in a fire Sunday in the Hill District that forced another man to jump from a window to safety, firefighters said.

The name of the injured man was not available. Deputy Fire Chief Harry Scherer said the man was found unconscious in a bedroom of the three-story house at 2115 Rose St., which was described as a boarding house. It was unclear how many people lived there.

Scherer said residents who escaped told firefighters only that there was a cat inside the burning building. Firefighters later found the man in a second-floor bedroom.

Sterling Coleman, 39, of Baldwin Borough, said he was visiting friends at the house and watching the Steelers game when someone smelled smoke.

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