Area fire crews responded to a report of heavy smoke at the Brentmoor at Penn Center Apartments in Wilkins Township and discovered fire in the walls of multiple floors.
The Post-Gazette is reporting the fire started on the sixth floor about 12:15 p.m. Fire crews were still on the scene at 4 p.m.
Crews were dispatched about 12:15 p.m. and are still on the scene at 1100 Penn Center Boulevard as of 4 p.m. In addition to firefighters, a number of local ambulances were lined up outside the apartment building at 1100 Penn Center Blvd., as well as a Port Authority bus and local transportation carriers with smaller buses.
The building has a number of elderly residents. Heavy smoke damage was reported throughout the building, though damage was not apparent from the outside.