Firefighters called to put out fire at pizza shop | WPXI

BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Firefighters were called to a fire early Friday morning at a pizza shop in Butler Township.

The fire was reported at the Pizza Hut on Route 8 about 12:30 a.m., an hour and a half after the business closed for the night.

  • Damage is not visible from the outside of the building, but firefighters were seen going inside before crews boarded up the front door.

Source: Firefighters called to put out fire at pizza shop | WPXI

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Los Angeles gas explosion sends clouds of smoke over the skyline – CNN

(CNN)A 9,000-gallon tanker that was leaking gasoline caught fire in Los Angeles, the city’s fire department said Sunday.

More than 70 firefighters battled the blaze for an hour and a half before it was extinguished.
Two people were hospitalized with injuries, the LA fire department said.

Source: Los Angeles gas explosion sends clouds of smoke over the skyline – CNN

Firefighters answer 3-alarm house fire on KAMBACH STREET in Mt. Washington

A THREE-ALARM FIRE AT A HOME ON MOUNT WASHINGTON, LEAVES A FIREFIGHTER WITH AN INJURED HAND. THE FIRE ON KAMBACH STREET WAS SPOTTED EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON. IT LEFT HEAVY DAMAGE TO THE ATTIC AND SECOND STORY OF THE HOME. FIREFIGHTERS BATTLED WINDY CONDITIONS WHILE DOUSING THE FLAMES. A CITY PUBLIC SAFETY SPOKESPERSON TELLS US EVERYONE INSIDE GOT OUT SAFELY.

Source: Firefighters on scene of 3-alarm house fire in Mt. Washington

YOUNGWOOD TOY STORE DAMAGED BY FIRE | Classic Hits 107.1 FM WHJB

Westmoreland County fire crews in the Youngwood area were able to put out a fire at a toy store on Thursday night.

According to the Tribune-Review, the fire destroyed a storage shed adjacent to Gene and Troy’s Toys on South 7th Street in Youngwood, and there was significant smoke damage to the store itself. The external shed had a rototiller, fertilizer, and gardening supplies inside it and all of that was destroyed.

The fire was reported at 10:00 p.m. A State Police fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

Source: YOUNGWOOD TOY STORE DAMAGED BY FIRE | Classic Hits 107.1 FM WHJB

Vacant house in Jeannette catches fire for 2nd time in 2 years | TribLIVE.com

A vacant house on South Seventh Street caught fire Friday for the second time in two years.

Jeannette Fire Capt. Joe Matijevic is not interested in returning for a third.

“I’m hoping we can get it demolished,” Matijevic said Friday night as fire crews cleaned up the scene on the 200 block of South Seventh.

Source: Vacant house in Jeannette catches fire for 2nd time in 2 years | TribLIVE.com

No injuries in North Huntingdon house fire | TribLIVE.com

No one was hurt in a house fire on Wilshire Drive in North Huntingdon Saturday night, but the homeowner said the damage is extensive, WPXI reports.

Dispatchers told WPXI that the fire started around 8:15 p.m.

The homeowner, Carol Petrosky, said that she had noticed that the wood burner was malfunctioning earlier in the day and shut it off.

 

The official cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

Source: No injuries in North Huntingdon house fire | TribLIVE.com

‘Don’t know what to do right now:’ Family left homeless by fire in Westmoreland County

Malcolm Long, who lived in the home, said he woke up to hear his girlfriend’s stepfather screaming for everyone to get out. Long said he tried putting the fire out himself.

“I tried getting water on it and then I saw it was too engulfed to do anything,” said Long. “So I ran down to get my girlfriend and the kids up. Luckily I got them out. I tried going back in to try to get some of my stuff but I wasn’t able to.”

Long said in addition to himself, his girlfriend and his girlfriend’s stepfather, another adult, four children and some pets lived in the house.

He said being forced into the cold was also a bit of a shock.

“I wasn’t even able to grab my clothes. I have what I have on my back. Just lucky everyone’s okay. That’s what I’m happy about.”

However, he said he’s not sure what to do next.

“I’m just overwhelmed. Don’t know what to do right now.”

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Source: ‘Don’t know what to do right now:’ Family left homeless by fire in Westmoreland County

Flames destroy home in New Castle

Photo courtesy of Nikki Durler

It is unclear how the fire started.

Flames destroyed a home on South Jefferson Street in New Castle, Lawrence County, on Saturday.

The call came in around 2:30 p.m. A woman and a juvenile lived at the home, but neither home at the time of the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

 

Source: Flames destroy home in New Castle