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Covering: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Greene, Lawrence, and Washington


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.

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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Allentown Home Damaged By 2-Alarm Fire

060415-pittsburgh-allentown-fireBy KDKA

Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire in Allentown Thursday morning.

According to officials at the scene, the fire broke out at 22 Allen Street around 6 a.m.

Trejawn Steals, 11, was sleeping inside of his home on Allen Street when the fire broke out.

He was with his grandparents when they smelled it.

“When I woke up, I smelled smoke so we called the fire department and then ran out of the house,” Steals said.

Authorities believe it was a candle that sparked the blaze when the flame lit curtains on fire and then spread throughout the house.
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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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Duquesne Christmas Apartment Fire

One Person Injured During Vehicle Crash in Elizabeth Twp

120414-mansfield-rd-elizabeth-twp copyBy WPAFireNews.com

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

102614-DuquesneBy WPAFireNews.com

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.