By WPAFireNews.com – Photo by WJAC
Crews battled a huge fire in Johnstown early this morning, that completely destroyed 3 houses, and severely damaged a fourth.
The fire occurred on Dorothy Avenue and the first house on fire was reported to be a vacant structure.
Crews are still investigating on the cause.
No injuries were reported.
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A State Fire Marshal is expected to investigate the cause of a Johnstown fire that started in the basement. State Police say he should be at the house working to find a cause Monday. But it was late Saturday Johnstown Fire Department was called to Glenn Street for the basement fire. Neighbors say the family was home but made it out okay. Smoke was filling the streets but crews got the fire under control quickly. Most of the damage was inside the house and the family is getting help.
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Take a look at these pictures.
A truck went into the river on Saturday in Johnstown.
The Cambria County Dispatch says it happened right around two fifteen this afternoon off of Iron Street.
One woman was taken to the hospital.
A viewer sent us those pictures and this video from the accident. They say the truck actually slid down over the wall without ever rolling or overturning.
This was right by JWF Industries.
There is no word on just how that happened.
Firefighters rushed to the scene of a house fire in Johnstown on Thursday afternoon.
It happened along the 400 block of Oak Street.
The details are still limited but the crews were able to contain the fire on the second floor and putting out hot spots in the house.
The Fire Officials are investigating the cause.
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Firefighters rushed to the scene of an overnight fire at a two story home in Johnstown.
The crews worked quickly to make sure the blaze did not reach neighboring houses on Oak Street.
The inside of the house was severely damaged.
John Leary’s pets were number one on his list after he was asked to be evacuated.
He had help bringing his ten dogs and three cats to safety after the home next door caught fire.
His pets took cover in his car.
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By Kerri Corrado – WJAC
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — A Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal is looking for what caused an early morning fire in a Cambria County neighborhood.
Officials said crews were called to a home in the 800 block of Oak Street in Johnstown’s Hornerstown section just after 3 a.m. for the fire.
When firefighters arrived, heavy smoke was already coming from windows of the home and crews were concerned the fire would spread to a neighboring home.
John Leary, whose home is just feet from the one that caught fire, said his family was determined to rescue all of their pets before getting out of their home.
“They told us to get out, the cop did. I told him I wasn’t leaving until I got all my dogs out,” Leary said.
Leary, his family and others help bring their 10 dogs and three cats safely out of the home.
No one was living inside the home that caught fire. The two-story house was destroyed in the fire. Leary’s house wasn’t damaged.
By Sarah Rebb – WJAC
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — Fire crews were called to the 500 block of Dorothy Avenue in Johnstown early Monday morning.
Cambria County dispatch told 6 News the first call went in around 4 a.m.
A total of three structures were involved in the five alarm blaze.
The first home that caught on fire was unoccupied. The second home was said to be a double house and residents living inside were forced out. A third home suffered exterior damage.
The American Red Cross was on scene assisting the families.
There were no reported injuries.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.