Photo by KDKA
Crews were alerted to a working structure fire at 7:05am this morning in Elizabeth Borough on Water Street near Park Alley under the Elizabeth Bridge.
Initial crews were met with heavy fire conditions and it was determined that the building was vacant.
Due to some water issues, Tankers from Lincoln Boro VFRC, Valley Inn VFD, and Washington Twp VFD were requested to scene to assist.
Crews fought the fire in a defensive nature due to the condition of the structure and lack of water pressure from the hydrants.
No injuries were reported.
Elizabeth Borough VFC was assisted on scene by units from Clairton, Blaine Hill, Glassport, Lincoln, Central, Valley Inn, and Washington Twp. The Salvation Army was also on scene providing food and drinks to the firefighters.
Allegheny County Fire Marshal office is investigating the cause.
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
By Herald-Standard – Photo by Roberto M. Esquivel
It was a good save,” Uniontown Fire Department Lt. Scott Conn said about the department’s actions to prevent a fire in the basement of a home at 49 E. Kerr St. from spreading to the rest of the home Thursday evening.
Firefighters made another save that made them feel good and relieved the homeowners. They saved one of the owners’ two cats, using one of the department’s new pet oxygen masks.
“We used one of the new pet oxygen masks to give the cat oxygen”, Conn said.
He said it was unfortunate that the second cat didn’t survive the fire, but the owners’ two dogs managed to find their own ways out of the house.
By Fox 8 WWCP TV
Four people are homeless after a fire tore through their home around 9:30 last night on Third Street. The Altoona fire chief says flames and smoke shot through the attic of the home. The chief says a lot of damage has been done to the roof and the upper part of the house. Fortunately, no one was hurt. The Red Cross is currently assisting the family.
Read more: http://www.fox8tv.com/News/NewsDetails.asp?NewsID=17465
By John F. Brothers – Herald Standard
A fire heavily damaged a vacant home at 354 E. Main St. in Uniontown, Wednesday night. The Uniontown and Hopwood fire departments, Uniontown police and Fayette EMS responded to the fire. State police fire marshal was called to determine the cause of the fire.
Read more: http://www.heraldstandard.com/uploaded-photos/vacant-house-burns-on-east-main/image_ebf12ea9-60b5-51ed-a1eb-9d0ebd95f203.html
Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire in Allentown Thursday morning.
According to officials at the scene, the fire broke out at 22 Allen Street around 6 a.m.
Trejawn Steals, 11, was sleeping inside of his home on Allen Street when the fire broke out.
He was with his grandparents when they smelled it.
“When I woke up, I smelled smoke so we called the fire department and then ran out of the house,” Steals said.
Authorities believe it was a candle that sparked the blaze when the flame lit curtains on fire and then spread throughout the house.