“It’s a total devastating loss. The majority of the trucks are in there,” township Supervisor Mike O’Barto said as he watched firefighters pour water on the blaze that gutted the building at the municipal complex along Beatty County Road.
One firefighter suffered burns to his legs when he fell through a floor inside the home. Medics took him to a hospital, the news station reported.
Two other firefighters were injured when part of the porch roof collapsed. Their injuries did not require a trip to the hospital.
Greensburg Fire Chief Tom Bells said the woman, whose identity was not immediately known, was in the smoke-filled first floor, not far from the living room where the fire is believed to have started. The house is located in the 500 block of Euclid Avenue.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A fire at an Islamic boarding school for boys killed at least 24 people, most of them students, in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on Thursday morning, officials said.
State police in Berks County said the fire was reported shortly before 11:30 p.m. Saturday in a home in Hamburg, about 55 miles northeast of Harrisburg. Thick smoke and flames could be seen pouring out of the structure.
A man rushed past layers of security officers into a massive fire at the Burning Man festival’s signature ceremony, suffering burns that left him dead just hours later.Authorities are investigating the death of Aaron Joel Mitchell, 41, who broke through a two-layer security perimeter during the Man Burn event in which a giant, wooden effigy is set ablaze.
Nevada’s Pershing County Sheriff Jerry Allen estimated that there was a crowd of about 50,000 people who were present when the festival’s crew of firefighters pulled Mitchell out of the blaze. He was airlifted to the UC Davis hospital burn center in California, where he died Sunday morning.