(Reuters) – Police in Atlanta offered a $10,000 reward and published photos of what appeared to be a masked white woman as they sought the people who burned down a Wendy’s restaurant where a black man was fatally shot by an officer as he tried to escape arrest.
The fire started in the garage of the home shortly after 5 p.m. friday.
The home is located across the street from West Hempfield Elementary School.
One woman was home. She and her pets were unharmed by the blaze.
Firefighters arrived quickly and extinguished the fire in the garage before it spread to the home.
The cause of the fire is unknown. Fire marshals are investigating.
A large fire broke out in an apartment on the third floor of a building at 300 M Street in Southwest D.C. just after 2 p.m. on Sunday.
D.C. Fire and EMS responded to the blaze that “heavily involved” an apartment in fire and left a number of people in distress, according to spokesman Vito Maggiolo.
2 Alarm Fire 400 M St SW. Heavy fire 3rd floor Apt. in occupied 10 story building with numerous occupants in distress. Rescued in progress. pic.twitter.com/1Al9Y5sXfW
— DC Fire and EMS #StayHomeDC (@dcfireems) May 24, 2020
The second alarm call went out at that point, bringing an additional 20 fire and rescue units and 100 firefighters to the 10-story building just across the street from Metro’s Waterfront station.
Firefighters controlled the fire and helped a number of people to safety, including some who climbed down ladders, Maggiolo said.
HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – One person was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital after a fire at an apartment building on Humphrey Road in Hempfield Township.
The fire was called in around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. The fire was contained to one unit in the building.
Residents of the building were evacuated and no other injuries were reported due to the fire.
According to the property manager, the building is owned by Westmoreland County Human Services.
The condition of the person transported to the hospital is unknown at this time.
(CNN)More than 125 San Francisco firefighters are battling a four-alarm warehouse fire Saturday on Pier 45, the city’s fire department says.A quarter of the pier at Fisherman’s Wharf “has been lost to the flames,” according to the San Francisco Fire Department public information officer.No injuries have been reported. The pier has been fully evacuated, the department says.Flames could be seen in the early morning darkness in photos tweeted by Dan Whaley.The blaze was first reported at 4:17 a.m. local time (7:17 a.m. ET) and has been contained to a section of the pier.The Fire Department tweeted a link to live updates.Officers report the fire caused a partial building collapse on the southern part of the pier, spread to two buildings on the pier and is in danger of spreading to a third, the Fire Department says.
“There was a significant explosion that caused a mayday report,” Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Erik Scott said in a briefing carried live on Twitter. “This was upgraded to a major emergency category.”
Several firefighters suffered injuries while trying to bring the raging flames under control.
“Tragically, we have 11 firefighters with burn injuries,” Scott said. Their exact conditions were not known.
The fire was initially reported at 327 East Boyd St. just before 6:30 p.m. It started in a single-story commercial building, and quickly spread to other nearby structures.
ETNA — Multiple homes were damaged by a large fire in Etna Saturday afternoon.
Channel 11 crews confirmed the blaze spread to three homes on Wilson Street before crews were able to contain the flames. According to TribLIVE, four firefighters were injured while battling the fire.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Fire crews battled a four-alarm fire in the Strip District that destroyed a building.
Wednesday’s fire was in the 1700 block of Penn Avenue in the building above the Yinzers In The Burgh store.
Pittsburghers will remember this building as the long-time home of Mike Feinberg Company, a party supply store.
Yinzers purchased it a couple of years ago and is considered a must-stop in the Strip District.
Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire Chief Daryl Jones said the blaze started on the third floor of the red-brick building and jumped next door.
Seventy firefighters were on the scene with multiple ladder trucks, attacking the fire and roof.
There is heavy damage to Yinzers and the fire chief said the blaze was under control at approximately 9:20 p.m.
Jimmy Coen, the owner of Yinzers, says he raced to the building when he got the call and his heart broke seeing the fire.
The owners of other Penn Avenue stores consoled him when he arrived. Coen said that merchandise stored in the building’s basement was saved thanks to the firefighters’ work.