A gas leak fire burned for hours early Monday morning at the intersection of Berryhill Road and Saxonburg Boulevard in O’Hara Township, according to Post-Gazette news partner KDKA.
The fire started after midnight, when a tree came down onto wires on Berryhill Road. That caused a spark which ignited an unknown gas leak in the areaby
- Huge fire has engulfed a West London tower block, Grenfell Tower in Latimer Rd
- Several people have been confirmed dead, number unknown
- At least 50 patients have been taken to hospital
- The cause of the fire is being investigated
- 200 firefighters with 40 engines are at the scene
- The tower has at least 27 storeys and contains 120 flats
- Streets around the building have been cordoned off
- London mayor Sadiq Khan declared blaze as a “major incident”
The fire was reported at 2:46 a.m. at a home on Sixth Street and spread to a neighboring house in the city’s downtown area, he said. One occupant who was home escaped safely; other residents weren’t home, Fire Chief Chris Rhome said.
The home where the fire originated is a total loss. The second home is uninhabitable, he said.
A state police fire marshal is investigating.by
The New Stanton house with two apartments was heavily damaged by the fire, which started at about 12:15 p.m. in the first-floor apartment at 1159 Thermo Village Road.
No injuries were reported.by
The United Airlines Flight 1579 from Newark to San Francisco was scheduled to take off Tuesday night when its engine caught fire, officials say.
From there, it spread through the walls. According to a fire official, the three occupants of the house were sitting on the porch when a neighbor alerted them to heavy smoke coming from the house.Fire officials confirmed the house was destroyed by the fire.
There were no reported injuries.
A fast-moving fire killed five people, including three children, as flames surged through a New York City home on a sunny spring afternoon, leaving authorities to scour for clues about what sparked the deadly blaze.
The fire broke out Sunday afternoon, on a street full of single-family homes in the middle class neighborhood of Queens Village, a neighborhood near Belmont Park, which hosts the Belmont Stakes, the final leg in horse racing’s Triple Crown. Television news footage showed flames chewing through the roof of the two-story home and roaring in upstairs rooms of the house as smoke poured from it.
Firefighters were called Wednesday evening to battle flames at a house in Greensburg.
The fire was reported about 6 p.m. on West Pittsburgh Street. Heavy smoke was visible when Chopper 11 flew over the scene just before 6:30 p.m.
The man, identified as Raymond Ralph by the medical examiner’s office, was burned on 80 percent of his body, mostly from the waist down, city fire Chief John Brasile said. He died at 11:25 a.m. Monday and Brasile was notified later in the day, he said.
Medics airlifted the man to UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood after he set himself on fire around 7:25 p.m. in a shed on Seventh Avenue. Flames swept through the shed and damaged the siding to a mobile home.by
The cause of the fire is unknown. There were no injuries. “Our building looks like it’s fine inside. What would have burned is a bunch of televisions and a bunch of e-scrap,” Westmoreland Cleanways Executive Director Ellen Keefe said as she stood on a nearby hillside and watched smoke pour into the sky.
She said she had no idea how the fire could have started.by
One side of the duplex was occupied by Angela Johnson, her two adult children and six grandchildren. They were able to safely escape.by
byWOODSTOCK, Ill. (WLS) —
About 50 people were displaced Saturday after a Woodstock apartment fire destroyed or damaged 32 units in the far northwest suburb.
At about 3 a.m., firefighters responded to the complex in the 2100-block of Willow Brook Drive to find several people on their balconies to escape.
Woodstock Mayor Brian Sager said it was a miracle that no one was injured.
Mike Blasko said the original brick structure had been in his family for nearly 100 years. His 85-year-old mother, who lived in the home, was in the hospital for an unrelated issue when the fire started. Her granddaughter was able to get out of the home.
“South Metro alone has seen several accidental fires start within the last few days that were within the scope of the burn ban, it was nothing that wasn’t allowed, but it was still things that started fires,” said South Metro Fire Public Information Officer Eric Hurst.
With recent dry conditions, South Metro says it’s important for everyone to remember Colorado is wildfire season is year-round.
‘”If they’re doing things with heat, with sparks, with open flames of any kind, even if its allowed, it’s important for them to have a water source or a fire extinguisher nearby to put that out,” Hurst said.
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Firefighters on Friday extinguished an overnight fire that engulfed an apartment building under construction in North Carolina’s capital city, sending sparks and ash into the dark sky.
About 10 other buildings were damaged by the fire, five of them severely, area news outlets reported. One firefighter was hurt by falling glass, but no other injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.by
At least 20 girls have died in a fire at a crowded Guatemalan children’s shelter
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency in 22 counties due to wildfires.
The order issued Tuesday allows state agencies to make emergency purchases needed to deliver necessary resources to local jurisdictions and is the first step toward possibly seeking federal assistance.
Fallin’s office said in a news release that up to 465 square miles have burned in Beaver, Harper and Woodward counties in northwestern Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Panhandle.
The order is in effect for 30 days and can be amended to include additional counties, if necessary.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — About 308,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles across the United States will soon be recalled because of a potential fire hazard.The problem has been linked to 35 car fires in the country, the company said Friday. Mercedes said its parent company, Daimler AG, determined that there’s an issue with an engine part that can cause an electrical fire.
WARWICK — A mother and her four children were killed early Saturday in a three-alarm blaze at a single-family home, according to officials, leaving residents grieving in this small, tight-knit Massachusetts town about 30 miles north of Amherst.
MCKEESPORT — Police say they’ve taken a person into custody after three suspicious fires in the Pittsburgh suburb of McKeesport.
The first fire was reported at a home on Beaver Street about 10:30 p.m. Monday. About midnight, another fire was reported on Sixth Street, then another a short time later early Tuesday on Market Street.by