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Area Structure Fire Report For Thursday March 16th

Crews from western Pa responded to five different structure fires on Thursday.

Area structure fire report for Thursday March 16th, 2017:

Just before 10am crews responded to Dille Run Road in Morris Township in Washington county to battle a residential structure fire.  The two story log cabin home was destroyed, and the fire was fueled by high winds.  The Observer-Report has more at this link

Morris Twp Fire

Morris Twp (Washington Cnty) photo courtesy Observer-Reporter

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Crews Extinguish Garage Fire on March 6th in Youngstown

Crews extinguished a detached garage fire Youngstown, Westmoreland county, Pa.  Youngstown was assisted by Whitney-Hostetter, Latrobe), Lloydsville, and Bradenville.

Story/Photo courtesy Youngstown Volunteer Fire Station Facebook page

Uniontown firefighters save cat from house fire

060515-uniontown-ekerr-fireBy Herald-Standard – Photo by Roberto M. Esquivel

It was a good save,” Uniontown Fire Department Lt. Scott Conn said about the department’s actions to prevent a fire in the basement of a home at 49 E. Kerr St. from spreading to the rest of the home Thursday evening.

Firefighters made another save that made them feel good and relieved the homeowners. They saved one of the owners’ two cats, using one of the department’s new pet oxygen masks.

“We used one of the new pet oxygen masks to give the cat oxygen”, Conn said.

He said it was unfortunate that the second cat didn’t survive the fire, but the owners’ two dogs managed to find their own ways out of the house.

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Vacant house fire in Uniontown on East Main

060415-uniontown-fireBy John F. Brothers – Herald Standard

A fire heavily damaged a vacant home at 354 E. Main St. in Uniontown, Wednesday night. The Uniontown and Hopwood fire departments, Uniontown police and Fayette EMS responded to the fire. State police fire marshal was called to determine the cause of the fire.

Read more: http://www.heraldstandard.com/uploaded-photos/vacant-house-burns-on-east-main/image_ebf12ea9-60b5-51ed-a1eb-9d0ebd95f203.html

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.

 

Man Killed In Westmoreland Co. Pedestrian Accident

091514-sewickley-fatal-crashBy Amy Wadas – KDKA

SEWICKLEY TOWNSHIP (KDKA/AP) – Authorities say a man apparently lying in the road in front of a western Pennsylvania high school was struck and killed by a car.

Officials in Westmoreland County said the accident happened shortly after 1:40 a.m. Monday in front of Yough High School in Sewickley Township.

State police said the pedestrian was apparently lying in the northbound lane of Lowber Road when he was hit by a car.

Police said the driver reported seeing what appeared to be an object in the road and swerved, but hit the man’s torso and head. State police said the driver stopped and called 911.

The victim has been identified as David Pedder, 54, of North Huntingdon Township.

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