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 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.
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Here are your western PA firefighting headlines for June 23rd, 2009
- A tractor trailer caught on fire on the parkway east near the Squirrel Hill tunnels. Like traffic isn’t screwed up enough around there, huh? Story and video on WPXI.
- Yet another vacant house caught on fire this morning. This one occurred in Uniontown around 5:30am today and is under investigation. [WPXI]
- A tractor trailer rolled over and took out a utility pole yesterday and luckily stopped short of a house in Ellwood City. [WPXI]
Ellwood City Tractor Trailer Accident - WPXI
- McKeesport had a structure fire this morning on a yep, you guessed it, a vacant house. It occurred in the 1600 block of Cornell Street.
- There was a SUV rollover accident on Allegheny River Blvd near Nadine Rd in Penn Hills this morning. [KDKA]
- Crews fought a residential structure fire in South Huntingdon yesterday. [Tribune-Review]
South Huntingdon Fire - photo by Sarah Beth Glicksteen/Tribune-Review
- Four people were rescued from the Allegheny river near Tarentum by another boater. [Valley News Dispatch]
- Aliquippa fire department was able to extinguish an electrical fire before it turned bad. [Beaver County Times]
- Fallen firefighter, Michael Crotty, who was Deputy Chief of Lawrence Park, was honored and his family received the Purple Heart in a ceremony on Monday. [WICU Erie]
- Interesting article regarding 911 Dispatching in Erie County. Per the article, the general public is losing faith in the 911 center and actually calling the police, ambulance, or fire stations directly. [WICU Erie]