Tag: vacant house fire

Vacant house fire in Uniontown on East Main

060415-uniontown-fireBy 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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Firefighters Battle Vacant House Fire in South Huntingdon Twp

082014-jacobs-creek-via-smithtonBy WPAFN – photo by Mike DeSimone

Shortly before 1 am Westmoreland County 911 dispatched units for a residential structure fire on Main Street, in the Jacobs Creek section of South Huntingdon Twp.

Crews arrived to find a vacant house on fire in the rear of the building.  The fire also extend to the second floor of the house.

The fire is suspicious in nature, and there are reports that three kids were seen inside the structure shortly before the fire was reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Stations involved with the incident included:
107 – Turkeytown, 19 – Yukon, 38 – Mt Pleasant, 17 – Smithton, 80 – North Belle Vernon, 11 – Sutersville, 58 – Scottdale, 105 – Rostraver Central, 85 – Hutchinson, 103 – Collinsburg, and 74 – East Huntingdon Twp, 500 – Rehab, Allegheny 140-7 – Central (transfer to 103).








Photo by Ryan Speck








Photo via Collinsburg VFC

Fire Damages Vacant Home On The North Side

080914-pittsburgh-north-sideBy KDKA

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A fire sent emergency crews to the California-Kirkbride section of Pittsburgh’s North Side Friday night.

The fire broke out at a vacant home around 8 p.m. in the 1000-block of Lamont Way.

Thick, black smoke from the fire could be seen over PNC Park.

No injuries have been reported.

There’s no word on what sparked the fire.

Read more: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/08/08/crews-battle-fire-on-north-side/

Fire Destroys Abandoned Erie Home

080614-erie-vacant-house-fireBy Matt Knoedler – Erietvnews.com

A fire on Erie’s west side destroys an abandoned fire.

The Erie Fire Department was called to 1022 Plum St. around 4:45a.m. Wednesday for a report of a structure fire. When they arrived, flames were shooting through the second floor of the abandoned home, reaching the attic. Crews cut into the roof of the home to reach the flames and fought the fire from the exterior for more than 90 minutes.

Erie Fire Inspectors are calling the blaze “suspicious” because no one lives in the home and utilities have been shut off. The home is not being called a total loss, and there no to neighboring residences, according to Erie Fire Department Deputy Chief, Mike Balliett.

Officials could not determine a cause as they left the scene, and the case has been turned over to arson detectives for further investigation

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State Street fire under investigation

FIRE-HeadlineBy New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — The state police fire marshal is investigating a vacant house fire in Union Township.

Chief Pat Donofrio of the Union Township Volunteer Fire Department, said firemen were called to 1237 W. State St. at 1:18 a.m. Tuesday. They remained at the scene until 6:46 a.m.

The chief said the house, which was fully engulfed when firemen arrived, is a total loss.

Neither Donofrio nor the Lawrence County assessment office had any record of the property owner.

He said the house has been vacant for a long time and no utilities were connected to it.

The North Beaver Township Volunteer Fire Department provided mutual aid. No injuries were reported.

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Bedford County Vacant House Fire

072414-bedford-vacant-house-fireBy WWCP – Fox8tv.com

A vacant mobile home destroyed following a fire in Bedford County Wednesday morning.

It happened along Raystown Road.

About a half dozen fire companies responded to the blaze and Firefighters were able to get the flames under control.

One lane of traffic was shut down for about 2 hours.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Cause of N. Versailles fire a mystery

020514-north-versailles-vacant-fireBy Eric Slagle / photo by Cindy Shegan Keeley – McKeesport Daily News

Investigators are trying to determine what started a fire in an unoccupied house in North Versailles Township late Monday morning.

Damage to the single-story brick structure along East Street was “pretty significant,” Fire Department of North Versailles Chief Mike Volpe said.

“The whole first floor collapsed down in on it,” the chief said.

No one was hurt in the blaze, which authorities said may have started in the basement of the home.

“Right now the (Allegheny County) fire marshal is looking into it,” Volpe said.

The fire was reported at about 10:30 a.m. and it took crews about 90 minutes to bring it under control.

Volpe said firefighters used a defensive approach because the house was unoccupied.

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