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Crews Respond to Head-On Collision in Elizabeth Twp

081314-elizabeth-twp-mvaBy WPAFN – Photos by Elizabeth Twp FF/EMT Wesley McVicker via Facebook

Shortly before 3pm on Tuesday, Elizabeth Twp crews were dispatched to a 2 car vehicle accident at the intersection of Weigles Hill and Scenery Drive near the Elizabeth Forward High School stadium.

The accident was head-on in nature involving a full-sized SUV and a full-sized pickup truck.

The rescue crews had to remove a door from one of the vehicles to extricate one of the patients involved.

There were a total of 5 patients treated on scene.  Their conditions and nature of injuries were unavailable.

Here is a link to more pictures via Elizabeth Twp FD’s facebook page:


Site Announcement: Hoopie World is Changing to WPAFN

wpafn-logo-300For those of you that don’t follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus, you probably didn’t hear about the major changes happening here.

First, before you do anything, you should really follow us by clicking on the links above to stay informed ;).

We have decided to rename and rebrand Hoopie World to WPAFN ( This decision was made to help grow our network of followers and visitors. We found too many people questioned and were confused by the Hoopie World name.

This decision was made after many months of consideration.  It wasn’t an easy one, but one that I felt was necessary to make.

You will see the transformation on the site over the next few days. Don’t worry, your links to will still work.

We hope to see you a lot in the future to keep the site active. As always, we appreciate submissions and feedback.


Dash Cam Video and Radio Audio of Bethel Park Fire

7111 Baptist Road Structure Fire Bethel ParkBethel Park Chief 110 posted a dash cam video of a residential structure fire that occurred in the 7100 block of Baptist Road on July 22nd, 2014.

There were reports of possible entrapment of a female and her pet dog, but those reports fortunately proved to be false.

Developing Story: Fatal Pleasant Hills Apartment Fire


There are reports of multiple fatalities at an apartment fire in the 100 blk of Curry Hollow Rd in Pleasant Hills.

The fire reached multiple alarms with multiple ladder trucks scaling the building.

Per TribLive’s Stephanie Hacke, there is one confirmed fatality.

Click here for the initial dispatch audio recording.


Coverage from around the web:


Video and Dispatch Audio of White Oak House Fire


Around 2:45 am on Saturday morning, Allegheny County 911 received multiple calls for a house fire in the 1700 block of California Avenue, in White Oak.

The fire was quickly confirmed, with flames showing from the roof area.

Firefighters had to deal with a partial roof collapse, and a partial floor collapse.  No injuries were reported.

You can find the dispatch and operation audio on our fire audio page at this link.

Here is video from Facebook of the call:

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Landscaping Pickup with Trailer Crashes into Dairy Queen


Crews are on scene on Verona Rd in Penn Hills at the Dairy Queen attending to 4 injured people after a pickup truck with a landscaping trailer plowed into the building.

The truck caused a gas line rupture and the building quickly filled with gas.

Everyone inside was evacuated.

Check back for more details.

South Beaver House Explosion Kills 2

071514-south-beaver-house-explosionPhoto by Brenda Waters KDKA / Story by

Two people were confirmed dead in a house explosion on Louthan Rd in South Beaver Twp that occurred around 4am on Tuesday morning.

The explosion could be heard and felt from miles away.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Tribune-Review are reporting the victims to be Ray and Janet Trautvetter.

Reports are the fire crews had the scene under control around 8:30am.  Investigators are determining if a possible propane gas leak was the cause.


Other News Sources:
2 killed in Beaver County house explosion – Tribune-Review
2 people killed in Beaver County house explosion – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Woman, man die in explosion that destroyed home in South Beaver Township – WTAE
2 Dead In Beaver County Home Explosion – KDKA
2 confirmed dead in Beaver Co. house explosion – WPXI

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