What started as a brush fire ended up engulfing an abandoned building on Apex Mine property in Washington County Tuesday night. The building, a vacant storage building, was fully involved when fire crews arrived after 7:30 p. m. , with smoke visible from Highway 91 near Apex Road. The building’s roof was partially collapsed already when the first crews arrived. Firefighters faced difficulty battling the blaze, and ultimately decided to let it burn out, monitoring hot spots through the night.
JEANNETTE, Pa. – The City of Jeannette Fire Department is the only full-time paid fire department in Westmoreland County, but like many volunteer fire departments, it’s feeling the strain when it comes to manpower.
That’s why the department teaming up with the Penn Boro Volunteer Fire Department to create a dual response system to supplement manpower when they’re on true emergency calls.
Three teenagers were seriously injured Wednesday night when the 2017 Tesla Model X they were traveling in in Rindge, N.H., hit a tree and split in two, investigators said.
One of the passengers, identified by police as 19-year-old Nina Colasanto of New Ipswich, N.H., was transported to UMass Worcester Hospital in Worcester with life-threatening injuries.
Troopers were called to assist Rindge police at the crash scene on Perry Road shortly before 8:15 p.m. Wednesday. Police said the luxury car, driven by Travis Olson, 17, of Rindge, had been traveling eastbound when it left the roadway, struck a tree, split in two and caught fire.
Olson and passenger, Chelsea Holombo, 17, of New Ipswich, N.H., were transported to Monadnock Community Hospital with serious injuries. They are expected to survive, police said.
Ford is recalling more than 874,000 F-Series pickup trucks with engine block heaters in North America because of fire risks.
The recall includes certain F-150 models from 2015 through 2019, in addition to the F-250, 350, 450 and 550 from 2017 through 2019.
Ford said that water and contaminants can enter the heater cable and cause corrosion, which can then cause electrical shorts and possible fires. An engine block heater helps the engine start and ensures the vehicle warms up quicker than it normally would otherwise in very cold weather.