Pittsburgh's Allegheny River will be lit on fire this weekend -- and unlike in Cleveland, they're bragging about it.
Following the University of Pittsburgh's football game against Buffalo at Heinz Field on Saturday, the Zambelli fireworks company plans to not only light up the sky with fireworks, but also the water.
The football game will feature the debut of Todd Graham as Pitt coach after four seasons leading the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.
KDKA reports the river will have flames that vary from a few feet high to a stunning 100 feet. A spokesman for the show said people standing on the shore will be able to feel the heat.
Doug Taylor, an executive with Zambelli's, says they've been unable to find "another event this size that's ever been done."
Cleveland's Cuyahoga River has caught on fire several times -- first in 1936, and most notably in a huge blaze in 1952. But this conflagration at the confluence of the Three Rivers will be no mistake by the lake.
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