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Multiple lanes were closed as a result. Drivers who use the inbound lanes of the Fort Pitt tunnel should expect delays during the evening commute.
Mary C. Campbell Spegar, 54, perished in a blaze at her home in the 100 block of Old Mill Road in Wharton Township.
The 2-alarm blaze was reported just after 5:45 p.m., New Kensington Assistant Fire Chief Ed Saliba Jr. said.
He said the house at 483 Freeport St. is a total loss.
5:32 p.m. Evacuation lifted in parts of Santa Rosa: The evacuation order for Bennett Valley and Annadel Heights was lifted at 5 p.m. Monday, Santa Rosa Police said. 4:44 p.m. Napa lifts another evacuation order: Napa County lifted the mandatory evacuation order for Circle Oaks and Wooden Valley Road. The area is accessible through Sage Canyon Road and Wooden Valley Road as it reopens. Wooden Valley is also accessible from Suisun Valley Road in Solano County. 4:21 p.m.
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Search and rescue operations were ongoing Sunday at about 10:15 p.m. Rescue boats are being sent from the Kenner Boat Launch at the end of Williams Boulevard, McGregor said, and authorities asked that residents avoid the area as much as possible.
An eighth person is believed to be missing.
The devastating losses establish firestorms among the most destructive in California history. The estimated losses of homes, businesses and other buildings jumped from 1,500 to 2,000, and officials fear the death toll will also continue to rise.
Wildfires driven by powerful winds tore through Northern California’s famed wine country Monday, killing at least 10, leveling neighborhoods and forcing residents to grab what they could and flee from fast-moving walls of flames
The Dunbar Township nursery has operated for more than six decades on University Drive, off of Route 119 near Penn State Fayette. Multiple area fire departments responded to the fire that was reported at about 9:33 a.m., according to a county dispatch supervisor.
Most of West Seventh Avenue in the borough was closed as firefighters battled the blaze in the large multi-unit building at 251 and 253 W. Seventh Ave.
“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.
The Harris County Emergency Operations Center reported explosions and black smoke coming from the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby early Thursday, the company said in a statement.
Arkema said Harris County officials notified the company about the explosions around 2 a.m. Thursday, adding that residents may hear additional explosions because the product is stored in multiple locations within the plant, which is 25 miles northeast of downtown Houston.
A fire in a vacant house in Mercer County jumped to a neighboring house overnight.
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More than 100 tires caught fire, creating heavy plumes of smoke into the afternoon. Firefighters used foam to help contain the blaze, which could have been worse if it spread to other salvage yard materials, including gasoline tanks.
A fire ripped through one of the world’s tallest residential towers in Dubai on Friday, the latest in a series of fires in tall structures in the United Arab Emirates, the Gulf’s tourism and business hub, over the past three years.
Dubai: Fire hit the Torch Tower in Dubai Marina overnight on Thursday.
Plumes of smoke could be seen rising into the air from after midnight, with debris falling below. Images and videos of the building ablaze were posted on social media.
Police and fire crews are on the scene. Dubai Media Office tweeted at 3.35am that the fire was extinguished with no casualties reported.
“Smoke is everywhere,” one eyewitness told Gulf News as the fire broke out. “The streets are covered in debris.”
A Dubai Police spokesperson told Gulf News the fire broke out on 9th floor and spread to upper four floors.
“It’s big fire started on 9th floor. Civil defence and police in the scene now to control the fire,” the spokesperson said.
The Torch tower on fire. Credit: Ali Adil/Gulf News reader
Dubai Media Office tweeted that Dubai Civil Defence teams were trying to control the fire and firefighters from four fire stations were participating.
“Dubai Police will be handling inquiries related to the fire in Torch Tower and those affected by it through emergency number 999,” the Dubai Media Office tweeted.
Shaikh Mansour Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended the scene of the fire. Watch a video here:
Head of Dubai Police with the head of Dubai Civil Defence at the site. Credit: Dubai Civil Defence
Butler County 911 dispatchers say firefighters were dispatched to Moraine Camplands in Brady Township about 4 a.m. Monday. At least three camping vehicles burned, though a cause was not immediately revealed.
DENBO – Sandrea Baumgardner – literally – had a rude awakening Sunday.
The house next door, at 2059 2nd St., caught fire about 4:30 a.m. and was in full rage shortly thereafter. Baumgardner was roused from her sleep by neighbors pounding on her doors. She dressed quickly and stepped out of her home.
“When I came out, the flames were so strong I thought they would singe my eyebrows,” she said around noon, after the blaze reduced the neighboring two-story structure to an ashen shell. Seven hours later, smoke still emanated from what had been home to five people in the Denbo section of Centerville Borough.
Source: Fire destroys Denbo home
The building is owned by SpaceX and is in the process of being refurbished to be used for the company, according to Canaveral Fire Rescue Capt. Brian Dennison.
Its unclear what sparked the fire, but no one from SpaceX was inside the building when it happened, Dennison said.
The blaze, dubbed the Whittier Fire, started July 8 along Highway 154 and burned about 330 acres near Camp Whittier. The fire spread quickly and prompted evacuations at campsites in the area and homes along the corridor.
As of Friday night, the blaze had charred more than 13,000 acres. By 6:45 a.m. Saturday, Forest Service officials said the blaze burned 17,364 acres.
The dead were found on the 26th floor, where the fire broke out around 2:15 p.m., said Fire Chief Manuel Neves. Neves said the Marco Polo apartment complex does not have fire sprinklers, CBS affiliate KGMB-TV reports.
London Fire Brigade said 70 firefighters and 10 fire engines were sent to the site, which is a popular tourist attraction.
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) crews are currently responding to a fire that occurred this evening at Receiving Station J, located in the Northridge/Reseda area of Los Angeles. The fire began at approximately 6:52 p.m. and involves equipment that carries high voltage electricity and distributes it at lower voltages to customers in the surrounding area.
The fire affected one portion of the Receiving Station, but as an emergency precautionary measure, power to and from the facility has been shut off while LAFD personnel work to put the fire out. At this time the number of customers affected by the power outage is undetermined.
Additional updates will be provided as more information becomes available. LADWP appreciates customers’ patience. As soon as possible, crews will assess damage at the station and begin the work of restoring power to affected customers.