Update 8/11/09 – Per Elizabeth VFC’s website, the Fire Marshal deemed this fire as accidental, and confirmed that nothing was thrown onto the porch.
Early on Wednesday morning, August 5th, Allegheny County 911 received a call from a homeowner stating someone threw something onto their back porch and their house was on fire.
Elizabeth Borough Station 139 and their first alarm were alerted for the house on South 3rd Avenue, in the Walker Heights section of Elizabeth. Initial crews on scene reported a working fire. Crews stretched a 2 1/2″ handline to the rear of the structure and another crew advanced through the front door. There was a nice knockdown and the initial crews did a great job of containment.