Six families escape fire at Zelienople townhouse complex

Fire damaged several townhomes in Zelienople overnight Thursday after a car caught fire in the driveway, spreading to the front of one of the homes.

Neighbors who live on Timberbrook Court said they heard a loud boom right around midnight, looked outside, and saw flames.

“My brother came in my room screaming, ‘Madi. There’s a fire. We gotta go!’ We grabbed my dog and ran outside,” said Madi Parrotto.

Madi and her brother, Nick, could only watch as flames tore through the roofs of their neighbors’ homes, with six families total having to rush out of their homes.

“Everyone was just panicking. Everyone was knocking on each other’s doors, trying to get everyone out. But the fire was just crazy. I’ve never seen anything like it,” Parrotto said.

Melissa Smith was at work and learned of the fire through her doorbell camera system.

“It’s unbelievable that a car could do that and how fast it caused these units to go up,” Smith said.

Chief Scott Garing of the Harmony Fire Department said the front of the second unit, where the car was parked, sustained the most damage, but none of the six units were a total loss. Garing said there’s a reason for that.

“It started to spread through the roof and common walls. The firewalls in the attic are what stopped it from spreading,” Garing said.

Smith, who had to deliver the news to her next-door neighbor who is out of town, said her home only sustained smoke damage and she is thankful her kids and neighbors got out safely.

“I’m good, yeah. I’m very lucky,” Smith said.

No injuries were reported. Crews at the scene told us the fire remains under investigation.

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Source: Six families escape fire at Zelienople townhouse complex

At least one person hospitalized following house fire in Washington County

Washington County 911 dispatchers said one person suffered burns and another suffered smoke inhalation at the scene of a house fire in Charleroi, Washington County.

The fire was reported around 3:45 a.m. Tuesday on the 700 block of McKean Avenue.

There was no report on the cause of the fire.

Source: At least one person hospitalized following house fire in Washington County

Fire under Pittsburgh bridge forces ‘T’ rail system into standstill

A fire underneath a Pittsburgh bridge caused the ‘T’ rail system to stop operations.

According to Pittsburgh Regional Transit, the fire was located underneath the Panhandle Bridge, the bridge the light rail cars take to cross the Monongahela River.

A Pittsburgh Regional Transit representative said the fire was at a homeless encampment and may have been out, but engineers needed to check the bridge for any potential damage.

Source: Fire under Pittsburgh bridge forces ‘T’ rail system into standstill

2-year-old girl killed in Shaler fire; 8 others hospitalized

A 2-year-old girl died after being rescued from a house fire Friday night in Shaler, according to township police.

Danika DeRamo was found on the first floor and was taken to a hospital where police said she died.

Four firefighters were hospitalized for treatment of injuries.

Four other occupants of the house escaped the flames and were hospitalized.

Source: 2-year-old girl killed in Shaler fire; 8 others hospitalized

Firefighters say air fryer may have sparked fire inside Beaver County home

The first firefighter to respond was able to get inside and put out the fire, which was contained to a kitchen area in the basement.

Firefighters say an air fryer may have sparked a fire inside a home in Chippewa Township’s Highland Meadows neighborhood.

The Chippewa Township Volunteer Fire Department said the fire broke out a little before 8:30 p.m. Friday at a home on Meadow Drive.

Source: Firefighters say air fryer may have sparked fire inside Beaver County home

Investigation underway after fire breaks out in Pittsburgh duplex

An investigation is underway into the cause of a fire inside a duplex in Pittsburgh’s Arlington neighborhood.

The fire was reported a little after 11 p.m. Sunday at the duplex on the 100 block of Cologne Street.

Source: Investigation underway after fire breaks out in Pittsburgh duplex

Police in Westmoreland County seek attempted kidnapping suspect

Emergency crews battle fire at apartment building in Allegheny County

Allegheny County dispatchers say police, firefighters and medics were dispatched to the 1200 block of 8th Avenue in Natrona Heights at around 5:50 p.m. Sunday.

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Woman suffers burns in Westmoreland County house fire

One person suffered minor burns but did not need to be taken to the hospital, dispatchers said.

Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 has learned an older woman lived in the home. She woke up and saw her couch on fire. Officials said she suffered burns on her hands while trying to put the fire out but did not need to be taken to the hospital.

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Fire officials said the home was fully engulfed by the time crews got there.

The fire chief says it may have been an electrical fire, but the official cause remains under investigation.

Source: Woman suffers burns in Westmoreland County house fire

Firefighters battle blaze at Westmoreland County motel

Emergency crews responded to the scene of a motel fire in South Greensburg on Thursday.

Firefighters battled the blaze at the Knights Inn on South Main Street just before Noon.

The fire chief told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 reporter Jim Madalinsky that this was the second time in a week crews were called to a fire at the motel. The previous one was on the other side of the motel property.

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There is no word on what caused the blaze. Fire officials are investigating.

Source: Firefighters battle blaze at Westmoreland County motel

1 dead in Fayette County fire

One person died in a house fire in Fayette County this morning.

The coroner has been called to the scene, along Hawkins Hollow Road in Springfield Township.

A 911 dispatcher previously said a juvenile male was possibly trapped in the fire. The identity of the victim has not been released.

The official said two occupants were able to get out of the home.

Source: 1 dead in Fayette County fire

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Two people rescued from house fire in Pittsburgh

Two people were rescued from a fire in Pittsburgh’s Beechview neighborhood early Tuesday morning, Tribune-Review news partner WPXI-TV said. City fire trucks were at the scene of the fire along Beechview Avenue, between Sebring and Hampshire avenues. The fire at the two-story home was reported at 4:45 a.m.

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Thompson’s Market Destroyed In Christmas Fire – ButlerRadio.com – Butler, PA

Photo by Jay Kline, Butler Radio Network.

A Christmas Day fire destroyed the Thompson Meat Market in West Sunbury.

A historic business in the heart of West Sunbury was completely destroyed in a Christmas Day morning fire.

The first call came into the Butler County 911 Center around 10:15 a.m. for heavy smoke coming from Thompson’s Country Market on Route 308. According to emergency dispatch calls, the fire appeared to start in the back of the building.

If you would like to donate to those impacted by the fire you can visit or reach out to Three C’s Pizza in West Sunbury. They are accepting some of the following items:

  • Extra small women’s clothing, size-8 women’s shoes
  • Extra large women’s tops, large (size-16) women’s bottoms, size-10 women’s shoes
  • Double-extra large men’s tops, size-34 men’s pants, size-13 shoes
  • Extra large or double-extra large men’s tops, size-9 shoes

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One dead in Derry Township house fire

Initial reports were for entrapment of an individual on the first floor of the home.

Westmoreland County dispatch tells Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 that one person has died in a house fire in Derry Township Saturday afternoon.

The Westmoreland County coroner was called shortly before 5 p.m. to Pizza Barn Road.

Source: One dead in Derry Township house fire

Brentwood fire sends at least two to the hospital

Allegheny County dispatch confirms that two people have been taken to the hospital after a fire broke out at a residence in Brentwood Wednesday evening.

First responders were on the scene at 2800 Brentwood Ave. in Brentwood. According to Brentwood Emergency Management Coordinator John Balkovec, firefighters completed three rescues, with two people transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation. Two dogs died at the scene from smoke inhalation.

Source: Brentwood fire sends at least two to the hospital

3-alarm fire in Pittsburgh kills 3

The fire broke out at the 3400 block of McClure Avenue stated the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire, and many calls were made to emergency services alerting them.

It was stated by officials using Broadcastify, that there were four children in the home

Starting off as a two-alarm fire, it became a larger situation and another fire company was called to the scene.

An hour into the ordeal, it was reported that a female was taken to the hospital in stable by serious condition. A firefighter, who suffered from an arm laceration, was also taken to the hospital.

The Pittsburgh Public Safety stated to NBCNews that there were three other residents of the home, and they were unaccounted for.

Source: 3-alarm fire in Pittsburgh kills 3

Fire breaks out inside Knights Inn motel room in Westmoreland County

Fire was reported late Wednesday night

The fire chief said the fire was contained to one room which was unoccupied.

The chief said motel staff was doing maintenance in the room earlier in the night and the fire appears to be accidental.

No injuries were reported.

Source: Fire breaks out inside motel in Westmoreland County

Two children killed in Sewickley house fire

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Two children have died in an early morning house fire in Sewickley.

The fire broke out just before 3 a.m. along Miller Way.

Allegheny County Police say that two children were pulled from the home by firefighters, but died at the scene. The two children have not yet been identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Police say that an adult was able to get out of the home. They were taken to the hospital, but their condition has not been made available.

Allegheny County Homicide detectives and the County Fire Marshals Office are investigating.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

The two children have not yet been identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Source: Two children killed in Sewickley house fire

1 killed, 3 treated for injuries in downtown Pittsburgh high rise fire

Crews responded to a five alarm fire in a downtown Pittsburgh apartment building.

Firefighters got the fire under control around 12:15 a.m. Monday morning, officials said. It’s not clear yet what caused the fire.

Early Monday morning, Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey tweeted, “Thank you @PghFireFighters for your heroic work.”

106 people were in the building at the time of the fire, officials said.

The American Red Cross opened an emergency shelter at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center for the displaced residents. Approximately 75 residents and one pet sought shelter there overnight.

Anyone in need of assistance should call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and select option #4 for Disaster Relief.

Source: 1 killed, 3 treated for injuries in downtown Pittsburgh high rise fire

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Crews battle large structure fire in Westmoreland

Members of the Youngwood Volunteer Fire Department said flames endangered a nearby home.

It took crews about two hours to contain the fire.

No injuries were reported.

Source: Crews battle large structure fire in Westmoreland

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Firefighters spend hours at the scene as smoke pours from church in Westmoreland County

Fire broke out late Sunday night

Firefighters spent hours at the scene after smoke was spotted pouring from a church in Stahlstown, Westmoreland County.

The fire was reported a little after 11 p.m. Sunday at the Stahlstown Trinity United Methodist Church.

Source: Firefighters spend hours at the scene as smoke pours from church in Westmoreland County

Westmoreland County homeowner awakens to bright flames as fire destroys storage building

The fire was reported off of Twin Run Road in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, a little before 3 a.m. Tuesday.

The homeowner said photos and other items were inside that pool house.

Several firefighters were called to the scene and there was a reported issue with water supply.

No one was hurt.

There was no word on what sparked the fire.

Source: Westmoreland County homeowner awakens to bright flames as fire destroys storage building

Crews battled 4-alarm blaze at Allegheny County business

Video sent to Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 showed heavy black smoke that could be seen from Route 28.

Harrison Hills Volunteer Fire Chief James Bartolovich said his crews were working to determine what chemicals may have been inside the store. Bartolovich said the business owners were working to switch from summer chemicals to winter chemicals so it’s unclear what exactly was being stored inside of the building.

Officials said the known chemicals on site were chlorine, acid, and propane.

Source: Crews battled 4-alarm blaze at Allegheny County business

Crews Respond To House Fire In Sarver – ButlerRadio.com – Butler, PA

 

A home in the Sarver area was significantly damaged in a fire this morning.

The initial call came in around 8:15 a.m. for a wood burner that had caught on fire inside a home in the 500 block of Fleming Road in Buffalo Township.

When crews arrived on scene, they said the two-story structure had turned into a fully involved fire.

In addition to fire crews from Butler County, other firefighters were called in to assist from Allegheny and Armstrong Counties.

At least one person was taken to the hospital, but the extent of their injuries is not known at this time.

Source: Crews Respond To House Fire In Sarver – ButlerRadio.com – Butler, PA

Multiple families displaced after fire in Westmoreland County

Westmoreland County EMS responded to reports of multiple houses on fire just after 2 p.m. on Monday.

According to the Jeannette Police Department, a total of five families were displaced.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ORIGINALLY GOT THE CALL RESPONDING TO AN ABANDONED HOUSE FIRE A COUPLE OF BLOCKS AWAY ON LAVELLE STREET WHEN THEY GOT THE CALL FOR THE SECOND FIRE. >> THE JEANNETTE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND FIRE MARSHAL ARE FOLLOWING REPORTS OF INDIVIDUALS IN THE AREA BEFORE THE FIRE STARTED.  THE JEANNETTE FIRE AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS ARE INVESTIGATING BOTH FIRES. RIGHT NOW, OFFICERS BELIEVE THE ABANDONED HOUSE FIRE ON LAVELLE STREET IS SUSPICIOUS.

Source: Multiple families displaced after fire in Westmoreland County

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