After two generations and sixty years, one of Pittsburgh’s best Barbecue spots has burnt down. Located in Mexican War Streets, Wilson’s Bar-B-Q filled the streets with smoke around 6pm EST. The restaurant housed apartments above.

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One of the dogs that survived the Pittsburgh Restaurant Fire. Foo Conner | Jekko.

The fire consumed the business and smoke filled the apartment above. Everyone was able to get out and neighbors brought blankets and support while the residents watched. Two dogs were rescued by firefighters and reunited with their family.

George Wilson Jr. watches as Wilson’s Bar-B-Q burns. Neighbors from the Mexican War street watch in disbelief with him. Foo Conner | Jekko.
Firefighters battle the fire at Wilson’s Bar-B-Q a popular restaurant in Pittsburgh’s Northside. Foo Conner | Jekko.

It’s hard to imaging Pittsburgh’s Northside without Wilson’s Bar-B-Q. Every morning before six the smell of wood fills the street as the slow process starts. The ribs are made daily, and sold out right before dinner.

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