Trump administration blocks California wildfire relief

Disaster funds would have helped rebuilding and cleanup efforts in the aftermath of several blazes, including the Bobcat and Creek fires.

Source: Trump administration blocks California wildfire relief

Structure fire ignites in Fayette County

Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 is working to learn more about a structure fire in Fayette County Friday night.

Emergency officials said the fire started at a structure in Brownsville Borough just after 2:30 a.m. at the corner of Baltimore Street and 5th Avenue.

Source: Structure fire ignites in Fayette County

Biden-Harris hay bale display in Massachusetts set on fire 24 hours after it was finished

‘It’s actually hard to believe anyone who says they love this country would do this,’ the owner of the farm said.

Organizers wanted to create a response to the signs and flags supporting President Donald Trump that outnumber Biden visuals in the rural community.

“We just did it to be heard,” Kate Pike, a manager of the farm, told USA TODAY. “We wanted to be louder.”

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But at 6:42 p.m. Friday night, the Dalton Fire Department arrived at the farm after farmers spotted the 1,000-pound hay bales ablaze.

“Within about 24 hours is when it went up in flames,” Pike said. “So it didn’t take long.”

The Biden-Harris hay bale display in Dalton, Massachusetts after it was set on fire Friday night.

Dicken Crane, the farm’s owner, posted images of the fire on Facebook.

“It’s actually hard to believe anyone who says they love this country would do this,” he wrote.

The Dalton Police Department said they arrested Lonnie Durfee, 49, and charged him with burning personal property. He will be arraigned Tuesday. Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Pike said she doesn’t know the individual personally but heard that he was boasting about the fire to friends shortly afterward.

Source: Biden-Harris hay bale display in Massachusetts set on fire 24 hours after it was finished

Fire reported at The Original Pie Shoppe in Westmoreland County

LAUGHLINTOWN, Pa. —Fire was reported at The Original Pie Shoppe on Route 30 in Laughlintown, Westmoreland County early Friday morning.The fire was reported shortly after 5:30 a.m. Friday

Sky 4 with Action Cam spotted crews on the roof of the building where some smoke was coming out.There were no initial reports of any injuries.The cause of the fire has not been determined.The Pie Shoppe posted on social media on Friday that they would still be  open as usual.

Source: Fire reported at The Original Pie Shoppe in Westmoreland County

Napa Valley’s Chateau Boswell winery destroyed by Glass Fire | Daily Mail Online

The Glass Fire in northern California’s Sonoma County and Napa Valley wine country that burned down the Chateau Boswell more than quadrupled in size overnight to 11,000 acres on Monday.

  • Chateau Boswell in St. Helena Napa Valley was destroyed Sunday in the Glass Fire
  • It’s one of only a handful of family-run wineries in the famous California wine region and opened in 1979 
  • Fire has also ravaged the likes of Castello di Amorosa and Venge, plus Merus Wines and Davis Estates were under imminent threat
  • Officials said 64 other wineries were within the evacuation or evacuation warning areas 
  • The Black Rock Inn bed and breakfast was also up in flames as 1,000 firefighters struggled to contain the blaze
  • Around 2,000 people have been told to leave their homes, and a further 3,000 to prepare to do so as the wildfires ripped into Santa Rosa and St. Helena
  • California wildfires have scorched more than 3.7 million acres so far in 2020, far exceeding any single year

Source: Napa Valley’s Chateau Boswell winery destroyed by Glass Fire | Daily Mail Online

One person injured, over a dozen townhouse units damaged in Canonsburg fire | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Around 18 townhouse units in an apartment complex along Summit Avenue in Canonsburg were damaged after a large fire broke out Sunday afternoon.

First responders arrived at the scene of the apartment complex building for reports of a fire around 1 p.m. Sunday, according to Washington County dispatch. Around 10 fire departments responded to the scene, dispatch said.

Source: One person injured, over a dozen townhouse units damaged in Canonsburg fire | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Major Fire Hits Pittsburgh-Area Restaurant, Bravo Italian Restaurant | Pittsburgh, PA Patch

The fire broke out Sunday evening at the popular eatery.

According to various reports on social media, the fire broke out at around 8 p.m. Smoke could be seen coming from the roof, and firefighters opened the roof to battle the blaze.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

It’s unclear when the restaurant will reopen.

Source: Major Fire Hits Pittsburgh-Area Restaurant | Pittsburgh, PA Patch

More people are leaving California than ever before due to wildfires, high costs, and politics | Daily Mail Online

More people are leaving California than arriving, driven out by worsening wildfires, power outages, the skyrocketing cost of living and politics.

  • More people are leaving California than arriving, driven out by worsening wildfires, power outages and the skyrocketing cost of living
  • In 2018 more than 86,000 people left California for Texas, nearly 70,000 left for Arizona and about 55,000 left for Washington 
  • Between 2007 and 2016, some 5million residents moved to California and 6million people moved out to other states 
  • According to a poll locals say they consider leaving due to the high cost of housing, heavy taxation, or political culture
  • Today more than two dozen fires are blazing, ripping through a record 3.1million acres of land and killing 22 people, the worse inferno in the state’s history 

Source: More people are leaving California than ever before due to wildfires, high costs, and politics | Daily Mail Online

Fire consumes Westmoreland County mobile home

A fire consumed a home in Westmoreland County Saturday afternoon.

Westmoreland County 911 confirmed that a fire broke out in a home along the 200 block of Dos Drive in Unity Township.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Source: Fire consumes Westmoreland County mobile home