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 (Washington Cnty) photo courtesy Observer-Reporter
By WTAJ News
ALLEGHENY TOWNSHIP, BLAIR COUNTY – The cause of a mobile home fire in Allegheny Township is in question after one of the trailers in the Eldorado Mobile Home Park went up in flames this afternoon.
According to firefighters on scene, most of the damage occurred on the metal siding and the rear of the house. No one was inside at the time. Deputy Chief Charles Wolfie says that he has many concerns when he first arrives on a scene like this.
“[We need to monitor] how close [the other homes] are, whether I need to pull a secondary line to keep that house cool while we’re working on the other house,” he said.
The Red Cross is providing assistance for the family at this time.
Read more: http://www.wearecentralpa.com/story/d/story/officials-investigate-mobile-home-fire/39829/LfI3m1FYr0mthy6N2zbDwg
Story / photo by Jason Bridge – Valley News Dispatch
A fire destroyed a Westmoreland County home early Saturday morning.
Emergency crews responded to the fire in the 100 block of Louise Street in Allegheny Township around 4:30 a.m.
Initial emergency calls indicated two people may have been trapped in the home. Emergency dispatchers around 7 a.m. referred questions to emergency responders at the scene of the fire.
By Liz Hayes / photo by Erik Felack – Valley News Dispatch
Larry Musselman and Tammy McKendree returned to their Allegheny Township horse rescue on Monday afternoon to find two of their barns in flames.
“When we came back, the fire trucks were already here and it was engulfed,” said Musselman, who manages the LLM Holdings Trust, which owns the Markle Road farm known as Ladave Farms.
Markle Volunteer Fire Department Lt. Chuck Hibner said the fire was reported about 3 p.m. When crews arrived, flames from one barn were starting to spread to a neighboring structure that Musselman said dates to 1876.
“They were successful in knocking this one down,” Hibner said of the fire at the older barn, which showed only a few singe marks on the exterior green paint.
But the newer barn was destroyed. Musselman and McKendree said its contents included a hay elevator, six tractors, two horse carriages and about 2,000 bails of hay.
“It’s the winter hay for the horses,” Musselman said.
All nine horses had been turned out to pasture and were not in the barn during the fire. One horse that had been tied up near the barn was led out of harm’s way and placidly munched grass alongside the farm’s lengthy driveway, which was lined with fire trucks.
By Jodi Weigand – photo by Jason Bridge – Valley News Dispatch
In near 90-degree heat, firefighters from nine companies contended with a fast-moving garage fire in Allegheny Township fueled by drums of used heating oil and other flammable liquids being stored there along with vehicles and auto parts.
The large, two-story garage at 516 McGeary Hollow Road was destroyed.
No one was injured.
The fire broke out at about 2:10 p.m. Flames were through the roof by the time crews arrived, according to Markle fire Chief Keith Wilhelm. Firefighters were still dousing hot spots more than two hours later.
There were at least four explosions while crews were battling the blaze, Wilhelm said.
It appeared that the fire started on the second floor and burned down to ground level, he said.
A state police fire marshal is investigating.
I can’t believe its July 1st already. Time is flying by again.
Here is a look at your Western PA Firefighting Headlines for July 1st, 2009.
- In a proactive response to the arson problems in the Sheraden section of Pittsburgh, the city has started demolition on abandoned vacant structures. Police suspect more than one person is behind the rash of arsons that have hit that section of the city. [WTAE]
- A teen was killed and 3 others injured when his vehicle collided with a U-Haul truck in Harrison Twp shortly before 11pm last night. [WTAE]
Harrison Twp - photo by WTAE
- Firefighters found a wild discovery after extinguishing a fire in the Troy Hill of Pittsburgh yesterday. The home contained a World War II aerial explosive device inside. The explosives were not active and posed no threat to anyone close to the scene. [WTAE]
- Arnold, New Kensington, and Lower Burrell firefighters battled a stubborn commercial structure fire at Dave’s Bar and Grill in Arnold yesterday. [Valley News]
Arnold Bar Fire - photo by Jason Bridge/Valley News Dispatch
- Connellsville Township has banned burning for two months effective today. [Daily Courier]
- And finally, northwestern Pennsylvania got hammered by rains yesterday, including Erie. [WICU12]
photo by George G. McMurtry, Vandergrift No. 1 via Drew Rummel (EMS 116)
On Sunday June 28, 2009 at 0735 hours Station 99, Rescue 51, EMS station 116 and IRP 120 were dispatched to Rt 356 near the Freeport Bridge for a reported vehicle accident with entrapment. Upon arrival, a firefighter from Station 99 reported one vehicle into the woods and down 15′ drop with the vehicle on the driver’s side and one patient trapped and partially ejected.
Rescue 51X, Squad 51, and Eng 51 responded with 10 total personnel. Upon arrival crews were given information from the EMS crew who had the vehicle partially stabilized. The vehicle was completely stabilized, and inside rescuer was established, and crews went to work on removing the roof of the vehicle as well as the steering wheel so that access could be gained to the patient.