JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (WJAC) — A house fire on the 3000 block of Benshoff Hill Road in Jackson Township Monday morning is being investigated.
According to the Jackson Township fire chief, the cause is undetermined.
He says they were called to the scene around 5 a.m. Monday and the house was nearly gone by the time crews got there.
A regional gas pipeline ruptured early Thursday in Kentucky, causing a massive explosion that killed 1 person, hospitalized five others, destroyed railroad tracks and forced the evacuation of a nearby mobile home park, authorities said.
Exxon Mobil Baytown Area said a unit processing propane and propylene burst into flames late Wednesday morning at the Olefins plant, forcing the city to issue a shelter-in-place order, according to Fox 26. Black smoke from the fire could be seen for miles. The explosion happened shortly after 11 a.m. and was contained by the afternoon.
OKLAHOMA, Pa. —The fire that destroyed the historic Hotel Belvedere in Oklahoma Borough, Westmoreland County early Wednesday morning was deemed suspicious.The fire chief told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 reporter Chris Lovingood that the fire has been deemed suspicious because no utilities were on at the hotel.
The fire broke out shortly after midnight on Orr Avenue. The building is more than 110 years old, and the fire chief said it has been empty for at least two years.
A wildfire in northern Arizona has charred more than 1,000 acres, as hundreds of firefighters vowed Tuesday to save homes and utility lines that could be in the blaze’s path.
The so-called Museum Fire, just north of Flagstaff in the Coconino National Forest, hasn’t been dented yet, despite the efforts of hundreds of firefighters from multiple local, state and federal agencies.
“We have close to 600 personnel on the fire right now as we speak, we have zero containment at this point,” the incident commander, Rich Nieto, told reporters Tuesday morning. “I expect as we go further with this, that’ll go up. For right now, that’s what we’re looking at.”
Three homes caught fire along Ridge Avenue in North Braddock on Thursday afternoon.
Officials said the blaze was a three-alarm fire. North Braddock fire Chief Anthony Rydzak said three firemen were treated for hand injuries on scene. No one was taken to a hospital.The middle home was occupied and the other two homes were vacant, Rydzak confirmed.
The cause of the fire is unclear at this time and the Red Cross is at the scene assisting.
The homes are along the 1500 block of Ridge Avenue.
A major fire broke out at a Jim Beam bourbon warehouse in Kentucky. CBS affiliate WKYT-TV’s cameras captured footage from the scene of the blaze.
Firefighters worked for about three hours to get the fire under control.
“The house has fireworks in it,” said Derry Township Fire Chief Mark Piantine. “We haven’t found them yet, but the neighbor, who was the first one here, said the fireworks were going off when he came across the yard.”
The fire marshal is working to figure out what sparked the fire and what role, if any, those possible fireworks may have played.
Five people, including children, were able to escape safely.
A massive fireball lit up the night sky in South Philadelphia early Friday in what was apparently an explosion at a local refinery. Early reports gave the location as 31st Street and Passyunk Avenue, not far from the city’s sports complex.
Officials in Philadelphia confirmed that the early morning fire started at the 150-year-old Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex.
Shortly after 5 a.m. Friday, Philadelphia’s FOX 29 reported that the fire had been contained with no reports of injuries or evacuations.
Reports of the fire began spreading on social media shortly after 4 a.m. Friday.
A Greensburg man set a fire at his house Saturday evening and then went to stay at a nearby hotel, according to police.
Jeremiah Nathanial Morgan, 40, was arrested shortly after firefighters extinguished the flames at his Franklin Drive home. He was arraigned Sunday morning on arson and related charges.
Morgan was being held at the Westmoreland County Prison on $75,000 bail.
Engineers met with fire officials to inspect the building on Friday. They do not think the building has to be torn down. The Allegheny County Fire Marshal’s Office identified where the fire started but could not get to the area because of debris and the structural integrity of the building being unsafe.
The Etna Fire Chief Greg Porter said that when the building was renovated several years ago, it had to meet the international construction code in areas including occupancy, fire suppression and smoke alarms, but once they are in and it is occupied there is no requirement to have it checked every year.
Fire broke out early Tuesday morning
A family that was inside the house managed to get out safely.
It was initially unclear if there were any injuries.
One challenge that fire crews faced was a lack of fire hydrants close to the home.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.