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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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.
By Ashley Doerzbacher – WTAJ
ALTOONA – The fire inspector has ruled an early morning fire in the City of Altoona accidental. Tim Hughes, fire inspector for the Altoona Fire Department, said the fire started after a child inside this house here caught the couch on fire, while playing with a cigarette lighter.
Fire broke out here in the 300-block of Lexington Avenue. The fire was fully involved by the time crews arrived. It took about 40 minutes to get that fire under control, nearly two hours to put out completely.
A family of 7 lived inside the home, and everyone was out of the house by the time crews got there. At least four of them were taken to UPMC Altoona and treated for minor injuries. The Red Cross is helping the family.
Three fire fighters were also were taken to the hospital and treated for ankle sprains and heat exhaustion. Those fire fighters are at home recovering.
“I’m glad that our firefighters only had minor injuries,” said Deputy Chief Mike Tofano, of the Altoona Police Department. “It’s certainly a strenuous and dangerous job, but it’s one that our guys are trained to do.”
By Brenda Waters – KDKA
SOUTH OAKLAND (KDKA)- Fire crews had their hands full with a quick-moving fire in South Oakland Friday morning.
The fire started around 2:30 a.m. at a home on Orpwood Street, near the intersection with Parkview Ave.
Neighbors tell us that the two homes are used as apartments for students at nearby colleges like Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University.
Those students watched as flames lit up the Oakland sky, as firefighters battled what seemed like never-ending flames.
Fire fully engulfed one home and by the time firefighters got on scene, a second home caught fire too.
Only two charred frames were left by Friday morning.
By WTAJ News
ADAMS TOWNSHIP, CAMBRIA COUNTY – Crews in Cambria County were called to the the scene of a house fire late Sunday night.
A 911 supervisor told WTAJ three different fire departments were dispatched to a home located in the 100 block of Spruce Court.
That’s in Adams Township, Cambria County.
Crews remained on scene until around 11 pm Sunday night.
It’s unclear what started the fire or the extent of damage done to the home.
No injuries were reported.
Read more: http://www.wearecentralpa.com/story/d/story/crews-called-to-cambria-county-house-fire/30039/G_8FxwlgF0GZSRTOm0Yy5w
Emergency dispatchers said the fire started in the attic of the home on Sheraden Avenue.
A man and a woman got out safely, along with their pets.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Read more: http://www.wtae.com/news/couple-escapes-new-castle-house-fire-without-injury/28056524#ixzz3DOVUtZ8t
By New Castle News
The Douglas family was not home when the attic fan in their Highland Avenue home caught fire yesterday.
But thanks to a neighbor, who was not identified, their dog escaped safely.
He found the dog, a medium sized beagle mix, and got it out safely. The family’s other animals, which included another dog, two fish and a bird, were not injured. Phillip and Kayla Douglas and their four children live in the house, which is owned by Holly Hampe, according to the report.