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Vacant House Fire in Elizabeth Borough

Photo by KDKA

Crews were alerted to a working structure fire at 7:05am this morning in Elizabeth Borough on Water Street near Park Alley under the Elizabeth Bridge. 

Initial crews were met with heavy fire conditions and it was determined that the building was vacant.  

Due to some water issues, Tankers from Lincoln Boro VFRC, Valley Inn VFD, and Washington Twp VFD were requested to scene to assist.

Crews fought the fire in a defensive nature due to the condition of the structure and lack of water pressure from the hydrants.

No injuries were reported.

Elizabeth Borough VFC was assisted on scene by units from Clairton, Blaine Hill, Glassport, Lincoln, Central, Valley Inn, and Washington Twp. The Salvation Army was also on scene providing food and drinks to the firefighters.

Allegheny County Fire Marshal office is investigating the cause.

House Explosion in Moon Township

Moon Twp House Explosion – photo via WTAE

A house on Convair Drive in Moon Twp exploded today just before 4pm.

The explosion occurred right after children got off a school bus, causing them to scatter.

Reports are that no one was home at the time of the explosion, and there were no injuries reported.  Two dogs were inside at the time of the explosion and they were transported to a local vet office and are believed to be in good condition.

This is the second home to explode in Moon in recent years, with one occurring in 2013 on Charlton Heights Road see article here.

The cause is under investigation.

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Altoona 3rd Street Fire

060415-altoona-fireBy Fox 8 WWCP TV

Four people are homeless after a fire tore through their home around 9:30 last night on Third Street. The Altoona fire chief says flames and smoke shot through the attic of the home. The chief says a lot of damage has been done to the roof and the upper part of the house. Fortunately, no one was hurt. The Red Cross is currently assisting the family.

Read more: http://www.fox8tv.com/News/NewsDetails.asp?NewsID=17465

Yukon VFC Helmet Cam From Recent House Fire

FIRE-HeadlineA firefighter from Yukon VFC captured a December 30th, 2014 structure fire in South Huntingdon Twp with their helmet cam.

The structure was full involved upon arrival and also had interior collapse forcing units on scene to go to an exterior attack.

 

Duquesne Fatal House Fire on Friendship Ave

123014-duquesne-fireBy WPaFirenews.com – Photo by KDKA

Shortly before 1am on Tuesday, December 30th, crews were alerted to Friendship Avenue in the city of Duquesne for a working residential structure fire.

Police arrived on scene and confirmed a working fire.  There was also reports of possible entrapment.

Initial crews arrived to meet very heavy fire conditions and the flooring on the first story was compromised quickly.  The intense fire was battled for about 3 hours prior to being under control.

Multiple firefighters suffered injuries at the scene, including a back injury and a leg injury.  Everyone on scene had to deal with icy conditions due to the temperature.

Unfortunately, a woman lost her life in the fire.  A dog was rescued, but another dog did not make it out.

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