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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

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.


Woman Allegedly Torches House in Duquesne During Domestic Dispute

Duquesne House FireBy HoopieWorld.com – photos submitted

One person was arrested for allegedly setting a two alarm fire to a home on Ross Street in Duquesne after a domestic dispute.

Crews were dispatched for a residential structure fire with possible entrapment around 3am Sunday, with possible entrapment. The trapped person was actually the person who allegedly set the fire, and fought with authorities to leave the building.

Arriving fire units found the 2nd floor on fire and got the fire under control after about an hour.  One firefighter was injured and treated for smoke inhalation.

No other injuries were reported.

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Vacant House Catches Fire in Duquesne

2013-11-06 14.51.22By HoopieWorld.com

A vacant house fire broke out this afternoon on Doney Street in the city of Duquesne bringing units from station 133, 294, 161, and tankers from 184 and 195.

Police arrived on scene and confirmed there was smoke coming from the structure.  A second alarm was struck for the incident bringing in units from 131, 171, and 293.  278 also responded for RIT tasks.

There were numerous stand by companies as well.

Initial units found and extinguished the bulk of the fire on the first floor.

The Allegheny County Fire Marshal office is investigating.


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Duquesne initiates fines for false-alarm offenders

duquesne-133By Jennifer R. Vertullo – McKeesport Daily News  / Photo by kingeroos via Flickr

In response to a heavy volume of false police and fire alarms, Duquesne council is enacting an ordinance to fine property owners for repeat violations.

“This has got to stop,” Mayor Phil Krivacek said during Wednesday’s council meeting. “Our police and firefighters are running to false alarms all over town.”

Krivacek’s remarks came shortly after police Chief Richard Adams read a report that included 33 false alarms in August, and 222 for the year to date. Fire Chief Andrew Fedor reported three for August.

The mayor said the city will forward copies of the ordinance to all sites of the false alarms. There will be letters explaining the ordinance and its consequences.

Solicitor Krisha Mackulin explained that fines associated with the ordinance’s violation will be tiered.

“You will get a warning,” she said. “Then there will be a fee that gets progressively higher.”

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Resident: House fire may have been sparked by nephew playing with fireworks

090413-duquesneBy WTAE

DUQUESNE, Pa. —A resident says a fire at her house in Duquesne Tuesday evening may have been sparked by her 12-year-old nephew and a friend who were playing with fireworks.

The woman told Channel 4 Action News’ Kelly Brennan she was down the street when she got a call from her sister that the home on North Second Street was on fire.

A picture sent to WTAE.com on u local showed thick, black smoke and flames coming from the home.

The 12-year-old boy was taken to Children’s Hospital to be treated for his injuries, according to a fire chief at the scene. His condition was not immediately available.

The fire chief said the Red Cross is assisting six children and four adults with shelter.

The fire marshal is investigating.

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