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
A Greene County man was seriously injured Thursday morning when his vehicle ran off Prosperity Pike (Route 18) in Morris Township and hit a tree and a home.
State police said Forest Michael Wood, 19, of Holbrook, was driving north about 7 a.m. in the 5700 block when his truck went off the road, hit a guardrail and traveled 220 feet through the yard before striking a large tree, then spinning and coming to rest with the driver’s side wedged against the home at 5715 Prosperity Pike.
Wood had to be extricated from the vehicle by Morris Township firefighters and was unresponsive, said fire Chief Dave Dietrich. He was wearing a seat belt. Wood was flown by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital.
There was minor damage to the home. Dietrich did not provide the name of the homeowner, but said the family was inside and a 9-year-old was on the other side of the wall that the truck hit. The child was not injured.
“It’s a good thing that the truck hit the tree prior to hitting the house or it might have gone clear through the house,” Dietrich said.
Firefighters were on the scene for about two hours, as the impact was so great it ripped the fuel tank from the truck and gas sprayed around the area. State police are investigating.
By Emily Petsko – Observer-Reporter
Two drivers died Wednesday night in a two-vehicle accident in Prosperity, Morris Township, and two passengers were flown to Pittsburgh hospitals.
A Jeep SUV heading north, driven by Shari L. Cox, 46, of Plumsock Road, Prosperity, crossed the center line of Route 18 near Conklin Lane about 6:30 p.m. and struck a GMC SUV driven by Stephen Michael Breese, 28, of Ridgewood Drive, North Franklin Township, according to Washington County Coroner Tim Warco.
Cox, whose vehicle flipped on its side, was pronounced dead at the scene. Breese was transported to Washington Hospital and pronounced dead in the emergency room. Both died of multiple injuries, Warco said.
The conditions of the two passengers in Breese’s vehicle were not known and state police did not release their report late Wednesday.
A section of Route 18 between Conklin Lane and Bethel Church Road was closed Wednesday night.