Category: Pittsburgh Metro

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

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.

3-Alarm Fire Damages 2 South Oakland Homes

091914-oakland-structure-fireBy Brenda Waters – KDKA

SOUTH OAKLAND (KDKA)- Fire crews had their hands full with a quick-moving fire in South Oakland Friday morning.

The fire started around 2:30 a.m. at a home on Orpwood Street, near the intersection with Parkview Ave.

Neighbors tell us that the two homes are used as apartments for students at nearby colleges like Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University.

Those students watched as flames lit up the Oakland sky, as firefighters battled what seemed like never-ending flames.

Fire fully engulfed one home and by the time firefighters got on scene, a second home caught fire too.

Only two charred frames were left by Friday morning.

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Couple escapes New Castle house fire without injury


Emergency dispatchers said the fire started in the attic of the home on Sheraden Avenue.

A man and a woman got out safely, along with their pets.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Fire hits Swissvale apartment building

091514-swissvale-apartment-fireBy Brian Bowling – photo by Andrew Russell – Trib Total Media

Sitting on a doorstep across the street from his burning home in Swissvale, Larry Knox said he was glad everyone got safely out of the three-story apartment building.

“Thank God, I’m out of there,” said Knox, who is visually impaired. “This young man named James on the second floor came and got me.”

Two firefighters suffered injuries while battling the four-alarm blaze on Saturday in the 2000 block of Monongahela Avenue, said fire Chief Clyde Wilhelm. He said he had no reports of any residents being injured.

Firefighters thought at first they had a roof fire, Wilhelm said. As it turned out, the blaze probably started on the second floor but quickly spread through the voids between the exterior and interior walls to the third floor.

An Allegheny County fire marshal is investigating the cause, he said.

One firefighter went by ambulance to UPMC Mercy for treatment of second- and third-degree burns on his neck, Wilhelm said. Emergency medical techs treated the other firefighter at the scene for minor injuries, he said.

Wilhelm asked Duquesne Light Co. to cut power to the neighborhood because high-voltage power lines pass in front of the building and posed a hazard to firefighters, he said.

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Neighbor rescues dog from Highland Avenue fire

By New Castle News

The Douglas family was not home when the attic fan in their Highland Avenue home caught fire yesterday.

But thanks to a neighbor, who was not identified, their dog escaped safely.

 Assistant Fire Chief Mike Kobbe said a neighbor saw flames coming from the attic of a home at 2208 Highland and forced open the door to the house, then went inside to look for the dog.

He found the dog, a medium sized beagle mix, and got it out safely. The family’s other animals, which included another dog, two fish and a bird, were not injured. Phillip and Kayla Douglas and their four children live in the house, which is owned by Holly Hampe, according to the report.

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