Several people escape when fire breaks out inside of home in Pittsburgh

Several people escaped when fire broke out inside of a home in Pittsburgh’s Perry North neighborhood on Sunday night.

The fire was reported shortly before 11:50 p.m. at a home on the 3900 block of Dewey Avenue.

No injuries were reported.

There was no initial word on the cause of the fire.

Source: Several people escape when fire breaks out inside of home in Pittsburgh

Crews Called To U.S. Steel Tower For Fire – CBS Pittsburgh

 

Crews responded to a three-alarm fire at the U.S. Steel Tower in downtown Pittsburgh.

Officials said there were no injuries or entrapment in the building on Grant Street. The call came in around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

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“Fire is contained within the restaurant kitchen space and is knocked down,” Pittsburgh Public Safety said on Twitter.

 

Pittsburgh Public Safety said firefighters implemented a high-rise plan per protocol. The fire was declared under control after 8:30 p.m.

Source: Crews Called To U.S. Steel Tower For Fire – CBS Pittsburgh

Four homes left damaged by fire in Pittsburgh’s Bluff neighborhood

A fire that initially broke out Monday evening in Pittsburgh’s Bluff neighborhood rekindled early Tuesday morning.

The fire was initially reported at a home along Van Braam Street around 10 p.m. A little after 2 a.m. Tuesday, the fire rekindled and firefighters returned to the scene. Crews were able to put out that rekindled fire just after 3 a.m.

In all, four homes were damaged. No injuries were reported.

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Robert Eckenrode, who owns one of the buildings, spoke with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 Monday night. He said his tenants, who are college students, called him after they got out of the house. He said the home is a total loss.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Source: Four homes left damaged by fire in Pittsburgh’s Bluff neighborhood

Three homes left damaged by fire in Pittsburgh’s Bluff neighborhood

Crews returned to the scene early Tuesday morning when part of the fire rekindled.

A little after 2 a.m. Tuesday, the fire rekindled and firefighters returned to the scene.

Pittsburgh’s Fire Investigative Unit will work to determine the cause of the fire.

Source: Three homes left damaged by fire in Pittsburgh’s Bluff neighborhood

Residents Of Mt. Washington Home Able To Safely Evacuate After It Goes Up In Flames

The occupants were able to escape but it’s believed some of their exotic pets were left inside at the time of the fire.

Just after 6:30 a.m., the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire was called to the 400 block of Edgemont Street when a fire started in the basement of the home and spread up the walls to the roof.

Source: Residents Of Mt. Washington Home Able To Safely Evacuate After It Goes Up In Flames

Fire extinguished at Ukraine nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest

LVIV, Ukraine/KYIV/PARIS, March 4 (Reuters) – A huge blaze at the site of Europe’s biggest nuclear power station was extinguished on Friday, and officials said the plant in southeastern Ukraine was operating normally after it was seized by Russian forces in fighting that caused global alarm.

Separately, a presidential advisor said Ukraine had halted an advance on the city of Mykolayiv after local authorities said Russian troops had entered. If captured, the city of 500,000 people in southern Ukraine, where Russian forces have made the most progress so far, would be the biggest yet to fall.

A huge blaze at the site of Europe’s biggest nuclear power station was extinguished on Friday, and officials said the plant in southeastern Ukraine was operating normally after it was seized by Russian forces in fighting that caused global alarm.

Source: Fire extinguished at Ukraine nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest

4 dogs killed in Westmoreland County fire

Four dogs were killed when fire tore through a home in Bradenville, Westmoreland County, on Thursday morning.

The fire was reported a little after 1:30 a.m. at the home on the 5100 block of Route 982.

Chief Mark Piantine, of the Bradenville Volunteer Fire Department, said a family of four lived in the home but none of them were at home at time, as the parents were working overnight shifts and the children were with their grandmother.

“We talked to the family. They were having some issues with electrical inside. They had a heater going. We’re going to rule that as an electrical issue,” said Chief Paintine.

No injuries were reported.

Chief Piantine said an excavator will be brought in to demolish part of the home following the fire.

Source: 4 dogs killed in Westmoreland County fire

Man pulled from smoke-filled Pittsburgh apartment as recliner chair burned

PITTSBURGH — A man was rushed to a hospital after he was found on the ground as smoke filled his apartment early Wednesday morning in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood, authorities said.

Firefighters also found a recliner chair on fire as they entered the man’s apartment, located in a building along Churchview Avenue.

Smoke was reported throughout the building just after 1 a.m., and residents were evacuating as firefighters pulled up to the scene.

When crews noticed heavy smoke coming from the man’s apartment, they went inside and pulled him out, officials said. Once out of the building, the man was taken by paramedics to a hospital in critical condition.

A woman who lives in the building was evaluated for smoke inhalation, but officials said she was not taken to a hospital.

Investigators said the fire is believed to be accidental. It was contained to the one apartment, but seven others sustained minor smoke and moderate water damage.

Source: Man pulled from smoke-filled Pittsburgh apartment as recliner chair burned

Greensburg home damaged by fire, good Samaritans help neighbors out of their homes – WPXI

GREENSBURG, Pa. — The fire that damaged three homes on Harrison Avenue in Greensburg Thursday morning was not suspicious, according to Greensburg Fire Chief Tom Bell.

Bell believes it started in the basement and was electrical in nature.

”So grateful. That’s my only daughter. I don’t know what I’d do without that child or my grandchildren. They’re my life,” Tina Underwood said.

Underwood’s daughter lives next door to where the fire destroyed a home, and made it out thanks in part to a few good Samaritans.

Source: Greensburg home damaged by fire, good Samaritans help neighbors out of their homes – WPXI

Investigation underway after fire breaks out inside apartment building in Downtown Pittsburgh

According to Pittsburgh Public Safety, firefighters went floor-to-floor to evacuate residents.

Those residents were placed on Port Authority buses and inside a business on Sixth Street.

The Red Cross was notified in case some residents needed temporary assistance and the Salvation Army also was called to the scene.

Source: Investigation underway after fire breaks out inside apartment building in Downtown Pittsburgh

Early Morning Fire Destroys Home in Fayette County – CBS Pittsburgh

The fire broke out around 2:30 a.m. in German Township along Old Route 21 near Bobbish Farm Road.

A home in Fayette County has been destroyed following an early morning fire.

Firefighters say two people lived inside the home.

One of the people was inside the home at the time the fire started, and they were able to safely escape.

The Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal has been called to investigate the cause of the fire.

Source: Early Morning Fire Destroys Home in Fayette County – CBS Pittsburgh

Firefighters Battle Fire, Frigid Cold Temperatures At Rodi Arm Apartments In Penn Hills – CBS Pittsburgh

PENN HILLS (KDKA) — It’s still a very active scene at Rodi Arms Apartments on Rodi Road — crews have been battling this fire for hours in the frigid temperatures.

The Penn Hills Fire Marshal tells us the fire started after someone started cooking and left it unattended.

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Listening to scanner chatter about the fire — at one point this morning crews had left the scene thinking it was out — but got called back because it started again.

From the looks of it — the main portion of this fire has taken out the roof of the apartment building.

The fire marshal says — at least four tenants have been displaced because of it.

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While they wait to see what becomes of their homes — a Port Authority bus is being used as a warming shelter.

No injuries have been reported.

And crews had to cut the power off in the area, so they’ve opened up a warming center for families affected at the Penn Hills Senior Center on Jefferson Road.

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Power should be back on now, but it could take some time to get it running again in homes.

Source: Firefighters Battle Fire, Frigid Cold Temperatures At Rodi Arm Apartments In Penn Hills – CBS Pittsburgh

One person rescued from porch roof during fire in Pittsburgh

Fire broke out on Tuesday night

One person was rescued from a porch roof when fire broke out in a home in the Pittsburgh’s Middle Hill neighborhood.

The fire was reported a little after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 2300 block of Reed Street.

No other injuries were reported.

The Red Cross is helping several people who were displaced by the fire.

An investigation is underway into the cause.

Source: One person rescued from porch roof during fire in Pittsburgh

Multiple space heaters had been running for days inside apartment where deadly Bronx fire erupted

The Bronx apartment where a fire erupted that killed 17 people had several space heaters running at the time of the fire — and all of them, including the one that sparked the fatal blaze, had been left on for days, FDNY sources said Tuesday.

Firefighters made the discovery as they sifted through the scorched rubble of the second-floor in the duplex apartment where the Sunday morning fire started.

The blaze sent thick plumes of choking smoke throughout the Twin Parks North West building on E. 181st St. near Tiebout Ave. in Fordham Heights.

Source: Multiple space heaters had been running for days inside apartment where deadly Bronx fire erupted

Bronx apartment building fire leaves 19 people dead, including 9 children

A major fire in a residential apartment building in the Bronx in New York City on Sunday left 19 people dead, including 9 children, in what Mayor Eric Adams described as one of the worst fires the city has experienced in modern times.

Source: Bronx apartment building fire leaves 19 people dead, including 9 children

3 people, including police officer, hospitalized after house fire in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — Three people, including a police officer, were taken to a hospital after a fire broke out early Friday morning at a home in Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood.

The fire, which sparked about 2 a.m., burned at a home on Sebring Avenue.

A 70-year-old woman suffered burns, officials said. Firefighters found her and paramedics rushed her to a hospital, where she was listed in critical condition.

A 50-year-old man was also being treated for multiple burns at a hospital, where officials said he was listed in critical condition.

The police officer who was taken to a hospital suffered smoke inhalation, officials said.

Homes on either side of the one that caught fire were evacuated as a precaution.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

Source: 3 people, including police officer, hospitalized after house fire in Pittsburgh

7 children among at least 13 dead after house fire in Fairmount section of Philadelphia

“Keep these folks, and especially the children, in your prayers. Losing so many kids is just devastating,” Mayor Kenney said.

13 people dead after row house fire in Fairmount section of Philadelphia, sources say

Firefighters arrived to find heavy flames shooting from the second story of the three-story row house.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Sources tell Action News that 13 people are dead after a house fire in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia.

At least two others are injured.

There was no immediate word as to the ages of those who died. Neighbors say there were a number of children who lived inside the home.

Neighbor Bill Richards who lived on the block for 24 years says he heard a woman yell, “Oh my God! Oh my God!”

He then heard fire trucks and came outside.

“It’s very upsetting,” Richards said. “I just can’t wrap myself around it.”

Richards spoke about a young man he has watched grow up who lives in the building.

“It’s a great neighborhood – a varied neighborhood. There are houses that have single families, multi-families, there are apartments, a lot of renters but there are single families. I’ve been here for 24 years. I love the neighborhood,” Richards said.

Source: 7 children among at least 13 dead after house fire in Fairmount section of Philadelphia

Three people missing and feared dead from fierce Colorado wildfire

DENVER, Jan 1 (Reuters) – Three people are missing and feared dead after a wind-stoked wildfire roared through two towns in Boulder County, Colorado, prompting thousands of evacuations and destroying nearly 1,000 homes, authorities said on Saturday.

Officials initially said there were no reports of fatalities or missing residents following the rare urban wildfire that erupted Thursday morning on the northern outskirts of the Denver metropolitan area.

Wind gusts in excess of 100 miles per hour (160 kph) pushed flames eastward into the towns of Superior and Louisville, prompting the evacuation of both communities.

In about two hours, the fire had scorched 6,000 acres, officials said.

Source: Three people missing and feared dead from fierce Colorado wildfire

Western Pa. house fire leaves 2 adults, 1 teen dead

Two adults and one teenager were found dead following a house fire in New Castle, Lawrence County.

Two adults and one teenager were found dead following a house fire in Lawrence County.

The fire was reported in the 700 block of West Clayton Street in New Castle around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Source: Western Pa. house fire leaves 2 adults, 1 teen dead

Christmas house fire leaves Pennsylvania father and two children dead, wife and oldest child injured

Pennsylvania dad and two of his sons have died after a house fire tore through their home on Christmas morning.

Authorities say the fire started at the home of the King family at 1:22 a.m. Saturday in Quakertown and killed Eric King and his two young sons, Liam and Patrick, according to FOX 29 of Philadelphia.

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Eric King’s wife Kristin and the couple’s oldest son Brady were able to escape the flames while the rest of the family was trapped inside. The two surviving members of the family were treated for smoke inhalation at the hospital.

Source: Christmas house fire leaves Pennsylvania father and two children dead, wife and oldest child injured

Tractor-trailer fire leads to restrictions on Pennsylvania Turnpike

Slowdowns should be expected in the westbound lanes near the Butler Valley Interchange.

A tractor-trailer fire led to restrictions in the westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Tuesday morning.

The fire happened near the Butler Valley Interchange.

Source: Tractor-trailer fire leads to restrictions on Pennsylvania Turnpike

State police: Arnold Manor fire ruled accidental

Several people were treated for smoke inhalation.

The apartment was a total loss.

State police said the fire at the building on Home Boulevard was electrical in nature.

Residents of the building were evacuated due to the fire and several people were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

No other injuries were reported.

Source: State police: Arnold Manor fire ruled accidental

Fire reported at elderly housing facility in Arnold

Emergency responders are on the scene of a fire at an elderly housing facility in Westmoreland County.

Residents of the building were evacuated and several people were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

No other injures were reported.

As of 3 p.m., emergency dispatchers said the fire has been extinguished.

Source: Fire reported at elderly housing facility in Arnold

Fox News Christmas tree set to be rebuilt, relit after fire in Midtown Manhattan, New York City; suspect released – ABC7 New York

While there’s a gaping hole outside Fox News now, the Christmas tree is expected to be fixed, brought back, and relit by this evening.

Source: Fox News Christmas tree set to be rebuilt, relit after fire in Midtown Manhattan, New York City; suspect released – ABC7 New York

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