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Huge Fire in Johnstown Consumes 4 Houses

121014-johnstownBy – Photo by WJAC

Crews battled a huge fire in Johnstown early this morning, that completely destroyed 3 houses, and severely damaged a fourth.

The fire occurred on Dorothy Avenue and the first house on fire was reported to be a vacant structure.

Crews are still investigating on the cause.

No injuries were reported.




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One Person Injured During Vehicle Crash in Elizabeth Twp

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At 1 am on Thursday 12/4/14, emergency crews were alerted to a vehicle accident with entrapment at the intersection of Mansfield Rd and Boston Hollow Rd (Rt 48) in Elizabeth Twp.

Crews arrived to find the accident on Mansfield Rd with a SUV on its side and one person trapped.

Rescue crews stabilized the vehicle and cut the roof off to get patient access and free the driver.

Units on scene included 140 Rescue 7 (Central), 184 Engine (Lincoln), 140 Rescue 4 (Greenock), 140 Squad 7 (Central), and 140 Engine 3 (ETFD 1).

Elizabeth Twp EMS provided emergency medical services on scene.  Elizabeth Twp police were also on scene handling police duties and traffic control.

October 26th – Duquesne Structure Fire With Entrapment


At approximately 9:45am on Sunday, October 26, 2014, emergency crews were dispatched to a residential structure fire with entrapment in the 600 block of Grant Avenue in the city of Duquesne.

Duquesne fire units arrived on scene to find heavy black smoke and flames showing and requested a second alarm.

Initial interior crews were able to find the fire and get the fire knocked down in about 15 minutes.  Truck crews cut a hole in the roof for ventilation.

The trapped person was rescued and transported to a Pittsburgh hospital.

Units on scene from 1st alarm: 133 Duquesne, 294 Duquesne Annex, 161 Glassport, 171 Homestead, 184 Lincoln, 195 Monroeville 5.

Units on scene from 2nd alarm: 293 Homeville, 131 Dravosburg, 200 Munhall #1.


Vehicle Accident Slows Traffic on Lovedale Road


Around 8:30am on Tuesday November 18th, crews were dispatched to Lovedale Road at Mill Hill Road in Elizabeth Twp for a single vehicle accident with injuries.

Police arrived and updated the call to be on the Lincoln Borough side of Lovedale Road.

Fire crews arrived to find one vehicle against a hillside and utility pole with one person injured.

Elizabeth Twp EMS transported the driver to a local hospital.

Lincoln Engine 184, Central 140 Rescue 7, and Greenock 140 Squad 4 handled duties on scene.

Elizabeth Twp and Lincoln police departments were also on scene.

One lane was shut down during the incident, and one person was cited for driving too fast through the emergency scene.

The vehicle was towed and the roadway was reopened shortly after 9am.

Large Home in West Mifflin Catches Fire


Crews were dispatched to a house fire in West Mifflin this morning at the intersection of McClure Avenue and Skylark Avenue.  The fire was in a large two story house, with fire through the roof.

Units from West Mifflin, Munhall, Homestead, Duquesne, Glassport, and Whitaker are all on scene working to contain the fire with numerous other departments providing standbys.

Check back for further updates.

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Accident Shuts Down Lincoln Blvd in Lincoln Borough

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Shortly after 4am on Saturday, August 23rd, units were dispatched to a vehicle accident with wires down on Lincoln Blvd in Lincoln Borough.

Crews arrived to find a car in the middle of the roadway with power lines down and negative entrapment.  The vehicle struck two utility poles, a fence, and a parked truck.

The roadway was shutdown at Lovedale Road and at Bellebridge Road.

There was only one person involved and they didn’t have any life threatening injuries.  The driver was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

Lincoln VFRC was assisted on scene by Elizabeth Borough VFC and Liberty Borough VFC.  Elizabeth Twp EMS handled medical duties.

Fire units remained on the scene until around 6a.




Firefighters Battle Vacant House Fire in South Huntingdon Twp

082014-jacobs-creek-via-smithtonBy WPAFN – photo by Mike DeSimone

Shortly before 1 am Westmoreland County 911 dispatched units for a residential structure fire on Main Street, in the Jacobs Creek section of South Huntingdon Twp.

Crews arrived to find a vacant house on fire in the rear of the building.  The fire also extend to the second floor of the house.

The fire is suspicious in nature, and there are reports that three kids were seen inside the structure shortly before the fire was reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Stations involved with the incident included:
107 – Turkeytown, 19 – Yukon, 38 – Mt Pleasant, 17 – Smithton, 80 – North Belle Vernon, 11 – Sutersville, 58 – Scottdale, 105 – Rostraver Central, 85 – Hutchinson, 103 – Collinsburg, and 74 – East Huntingdon Twp, 500 – Rehab, Allegheny 140-7 – Central (transfer to 103).








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Photo via Collinsburg VFC