Category: 2002



Ridge Avenue Structure Fire – Coraopolis Borough

IP00060512/30/2002 – Structure Fire – Coraopolis Borough

Firefighters responded to a reported structure fire at this residence on Ridge Avenue in Coraopolis around 1pm. The fire quickly went to four alarms. No one was injured. Crews from Coraopolis, Neville Township, Moon Township, Crescent and Sewickley responded.

Pictures Provided by: Chip Deutsch

Ed Note: This story was featured on Firehouse.com in 2002 when initially published.

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Groveton Village Structure Fire – Robinson Township

IP00220412/12/2002 – Structure Fire – Robinson Township

Fire units were dispatched to a new house under construction in Groveton Village, Robinson Township. Two construction workers were carrying a propane tank down a flight of stairs to the basement when they dropped it. A massive fireball followed, quickly consuming the structure. The two workers barely escaped with their lives – running from the building while they too were engulfed in flames. They were extinguished by co-workers and rushed to a Pittsburgh burn center in serious condition. Firefighters from Groveton (Station 244), Forest Grove (Station 243), Moon Run (Station 245), Moon Township (Station 197), Bayer Fire Department (Bayer Corporation on site fire brigade, they respond to all working structure fires in Robinson Township during daylight hours) and Neville Township (Station 205) battled the blaze for several hours before bringing it under control. Firefighters did an excellent job in stopping the fire from spreading to the exposure buildings.

Novak would like to extend special thanks to the Moon Township Fire Company for allowing him to go up on the platform of 197 Truck 4 and take the aerial shots.

Pictures Provided by: Dave Novak

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Matterhorn Drive Structure Fire – Franklin Park Borough

Matterhorn Drive Fire11/14/2002 – Structure Fire – Franklin Park Borough

On the afternoon of November 14, 2002, Franklin Park Station 158 and McCandless-Franklin Park EMS were dispatched to a residence on Matterhorn Drive for a structure fire with entrapment. Station 158 searched the residence and extinguished the fire without finding the occupant. Fire was determined suspicious. Wexford Station 228 also assisted.

Pictures Provided by: Chip Deutsch

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Interstate 79 Vehicle Accident – Marshall Township

7/2002 – Interstate 79 Vehicle Accident – Marshall Township

At about 2:00am Marshall Twp. Station 185 and McCandless-Franklin Park EMS were dispatched to a vehicle accident with entrapment on Interstate 79 Northbound at the Warrendale Exit. Crews found a utility pickup truck collided with a Tractor Trailer that was pulled off on the side of the road. The driver of the pickup truck was entrapped for about 45 minutes and was flown by medical helicopter to the hospital. Cranberry Twp. Station 21, Tri-Area Police and PA State Police also assisted.

Pictures Provided by: Mike Krysik

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Structure Fire – Mohican Ave – Town of McCandless

IP0036025/11/2002 – Structure Fire – Mohican Ave – Town of McCandless

McCandless Fire Departments were dispatched to a house on Mohican Avenue for a Working Structure Fire. First arriving units found heavy smoke and flames. No injuries were reported although several pets weren’t able to be saved. Highland Station 186, Ingomar Station 187, and Peebles Station 188 responded along with McCandless-Franklin Park EMS. The fire was determined to have been started by a tractor in the basement.

Pictures Provided by: Mike Feeney

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Warrendale Road Vehicle Accident – Pine Township

3/26/2002 – Vehicle Accident – Pine Township

Units were dispatched to two separate accidents around 2:30pm. Hampton VFD and Hampton EMS were dispatched to an accident with entrapment on the PA Turnpike and Wexford Station 228 with McCandless-Franklin Park EMS were dispatched to an accident with entrapment on Warrendale Road near Wallace Road. Units arrived on scene to find it was the same accident – a car driving down the turnpike lost control and left the roadway landing upside down on Warrendale Road. Patient was entrapped for approx. 20 minutes and was taken by ambulance to a trauma center.

Pictures Provided by: Mike Feeney

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Route 19 – Vehicle Accident – Pine Township

March 2002 – Vehicle Accident – Pine Township

McCandless-Franklin Park EMS was dispatched to a vehicle accident at Route 19 and Wallace Road around 4:00pm on a Saturday afternoon for a three-vehicle accident with injuries. Crews found a vehicle that was sitting at a traffic light was rear-ended by a school bus. The vehicle was then pushed into the vehicle in front of it. No one from the accident was injured. Tri-Area Police also responded.

Pictures Provided by: Mike Krysik

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