Early morning fire destroys Carnegie home, damages another | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Two people got out safely after a fire broke out around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning at a home in the 100 block of Railroad Avenue in Carnegie.

 

 

According to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette news partner KDKA, a mother and her adult son were able to safely get out of the home that caught fire.

A neighbor who lives in one of the nearby houses told KDKA her house had smoke and water damage.

The Red Cross arrived at the scene to assist both families, KDKA said.

The Allegheny County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

First Published January 19, 2021, 4:42am

Source: Early morning fire destroys Carnegie home, damages another | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Vehicle crashes, burns in East End after carjacking, police say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A vehicle thought to be involved in an armed carjacking crashed and caught fire early Saturday in Pittsburgh’s East End, the city Department of Public Safety said.

Officers had spotted the vehicle and began following it just after 2 a.m., the department said. The carjacking occurred earlier in the evening on Race Street, according to the department.

“When [officers] activated their lights and sirens, the vehicle sped off at a high rate of speed well ahead of the officers,” then crashed at East Liberty Boulevard and Frankstown Avenue, the department said in a statement. The intersection is at the border of East Liberty and Larimer.

Police extinguished flames and extricated the driver and passenger — both men — after the vehicle caught fire, according to the department. Medics took the driver and passenger to a hospital with unknown injuries, the department said.

An investigation was continuing.

Source: Vehicle crashes, burns in East End after carjacking, police say | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

One killed, two injured in Bell Township house fire

One person died and two others were injured following a house fire in Bell Township, Westmoreland County on Monday.

The fire was at a home along Route 286.

The coroner confirmed 52-year-old Frank Zanavich died following the fire.

Neighbors told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 that Zanavich lived in the home with his brother and elderly father. Two other people in the home were injured.

Source: One killed, two injured in Bell Township house fire

West Virginia Air National Guard member killed responding to arson | Fox News

Investigators believe that this fire – and another one about three miles away – were set intentionally within 20 minutes of each other. Both fires were set between 1 and 2 a.m. and neither structure was occupied.

The servicemember’s name is being withheld for 24 hours pending notification of next of kin, the guard said in a press release.

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The West Virginia State Fire Marshal’s Office and state police are investigating the fire, the website WV News reported. No further details were released.

Anyone with information on the matter is being asked to contact the state’s arson hotline at 1-800-233-3473. Authorities are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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Firefighters battle flames inside Monroeville Mall on Sunday morning –  WTAE

MONROEVILLE, Pa. —Investigators said a fire broke out inside the Monroeville Mall early Sunday.

The first was reported extinguished around 8:30 a.m.

Firefighters said the fire started in the back of a tenant space near the rear of the food court.

The system sprinkler was activated and doused the flames.

Crews spent time ventilating smoke circulating inside the mall.

Minor water damage was reported.

It’s unclear what caught fire in the tenant space.

Source: Firefighters battle flames inside Monroeville Mall

2 kids die, 2 injured in Detroit fire; mom jumps from window | WFLA

DETROIT (AP) — Fire department officials say a Christmas morning fire killed a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old at a home on Detroit’s east side and forced their mother to jump from a second-floor window to escape holding her 3-year-old in her arms.

Two other children who survived, an 8-year-old and a 10-year-old, were badly burned.

A deputy fire commissioner, David Fornell, called the fire “a Christmas tragedy.” Fornell said the mother and the 3-year-old were not seriously injured. He said later Friday that the 8-year-old and 10-year-old appeared to have escaped from the first floor.

Earlier reports cited officials as saying they may also have jumped from the upper floor.

Fornell also confirmed the woman was the mother of all five children.

Source: 2 kids die, 2 injured in Detroit fire; mom jumps from window | WFLA

Fraser Island is on fire as parts of Australia swelter through record heat wave – CNN

(CNN)Firefighters in Australia are battling a massive bushfire that has been burning out of control for six weeks across the popular tourist spot of Fraser Island, as parts of the country’s east swelter through a record-breaking heat wave following the hottest November on record.

Tourists and staff on the UNESCO World Heritage site have been forced to evacuate as the fire closes in on local attractions and the island’s unique forests are smothered in smoke.
On Tuesday morning local time, fire and emergency services in the eastern state of Queensland issued a “prepare to leave” warning for the Kingfisher Bay Resort and Village on the island, as blazes in several locations threatened the area.
Emergency crews used water bombs to slow the blaze, but the fire service warned conditions could get worse.
“Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door,” the directive said.

Queensland’s Bureau of Meteorology said the fire danger is likely to be exacerbated by strong winds and extreme heat wave conditions, which are forecast to continue in the state for the next few days.The blaze on Fraser Island was sparked by an illegal campfire. In six weeks it has torn through 76,000 hectares (187,800 acres) of bone-dry bush land, according to CNN affiliate Nine News.

Source: Fraser Island is on fire as parts of Australia swelter through record heat wave – CNN

Greensburg man gets 2 years in jail for setting his house on fire | TribLIVE.com

A Greensburg man pleaded guilty Monday to setting his house on fire.

Jeremiah N. Morgan, 41, was sentenced to spend up to two years, less a day, in the Westmoreland County Prison followed by five years of probation.

Morgan said he pleaded guilty to “get into treatment and get my life back together.” He was ordered to complete a drug and alcohol evaluation and be paroled directly to a treatment facility.

Source: Greensburg man gets 2 years in jail for setting his house on fire | TribLIVE.com

Severe fire danger for Australia as temperatures smash records

Parts of Australia, including Sydney, sweltered through the hottest November night on record with temperatures likely to stay high on Sunday — prompting authorities to issue a total fire ban.

In Sydney, temperatures surpassed 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) on Saturday, while swathes of western New South Wales, South Australia and northern Victoria baked through even higher temperatures nearing 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit).

Temperatures are expected to cross 40 degrees Celsius for a second straight day on Sunday, while the Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a five or six-day heatwave for parts of northern New South Wales and southeast Queensland.

The predictions for soaring temperatures prompted the Australian Energy Market Operator to say demand may exceed supply in New South Wales on Sunday afternoon.

Source: Severe fire danger for Australia as temperatures smash records

Firefighters Battle House Fire, Crews Help Elderly Woman To Safety

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (KDKA) — Crews battled a house fire in New Castle early Sunday morning.

Firefighters were called to the scene shortly before 4:30 a.m. with heavy fire coming out of a 2-story home on Ray Street.

Before the fire was under control, there were concerns that it would spread to neighboring houses, but crews were able to contain the fire.

Police were able to help an elderly woman get out of the house.

No one was injured, but the house may be a total loss.

Source: Firefighters Battle House Fire, Crews Help Elderly Woman To Safety

Fire marshal investigating late-night fire in Beaver County

BIG BEAVER, Pa. —The fire marshal is investigating after a fire broke out inside of a home in Big Beaver Borough, Beaver County.Fire tore through the home on Fairlane Boulevard starting at about 9:20 p.m. Wednesday.AdvertisementThe assistant fire chief said he wasn’t sure if anyone was living in the home.The house is considered a total loss.

Source: Fire marshal investigating late-night fire in Beaver County

Johnstown man pleads guilty to setting fire | News | tribdem.com

A Johnstown man pleaded guilty on Monday to setting fire to a mattress near a trailer, damaging the structure and forcing a family member who lived there to flee, authorities said.

Brandon Joseph Pileski, 28, of the 100 block of Benshoff Street, pleaded guilty to a summary charge of disorderly conduct during a preliminary hearing before District Judge Mary Ann Zanghi, of Vinco.

According to a criminal complaint filed by East Taylor Township police, Pileski set fire to a mattress outside of the trailer in the 1200 block of Bartlett Street on July 8.

Source: Johnstown man pleads guilty to setting fire | News | tribdem.com

Coroner called to scene of Westmoreland County fire

Fire broke out early Monday morning

The coroner has been called to the scene of a fire in Mount Pleasant Township, Westmoreland County.

Westmoreland County 911 officials initially said at least one person was trapped after the fire broke out on Monday morning.

Emergency responders were called to the scene.

The fire marshal is investigating.

Source: Coroner called to scene of Westmoreland County fire

East Troublesome Fire in Colorado evacuations underway – CNN

(CNN)The East Troublesome Fire continues to devastate parts of northern Colorado, swallowing homes and businesses in its path.

Long lines of cars made their way out of the area as the fire grew Thursday. And traffic out of the small town of Estes Park was crawling as hundreds tried to evacuate, according to CNN affiliate KUSA.
Families who have already fled the area have been watching their homes go up in flames on home security cameras. One woman saw the fire rush toward her family cabin and doesn’t know if anything is left of her house.
“I can’t begin to tell you, it was so gut-wrenching when I opened up the app and I saw fire coming up our driveway and up the hillside,” Katy Brown told KUSA. “It was horrific, absolutely horrific to watch. I’ve never experienced anything like that before.”

Source: East Troublesome Fire in Colorado evacuations underway – CNN

Structure fire ignites in Fayette County

Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 is working to learn more about a structure fire in Fayette County Friday night.

Emergency officials said the fire started at a structure in Brownsville Borough just after 2:30 a.m. at the corner of Baltimore Street and 5th Avenue.

Source: Structure fire ignites in Fayette County

Biden-Harris hay bale display in Massachusetts set on fire 24 hours after it was finished

‘It’s actually hard to believe anyone who says they love this country would do this,’ the owner of the farm said.

Organizers wanted to create a response to the signs and flags supporting President Donald Trump that outnumber Biden visuals in the rural community.

“We just did it to be heard,” Kate Pike, a manager of the farm, told USA TODAY. “We wanted to be louder.”

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But at 6:42 p.m. Friday night, the Dalton Fire Department arrived at the farm after farmers spotted the 1,000-pound hay bales ablaze.

“Within about 24 hours is when it went up in flames,” Pike said. “So it didn’t take long.”

The Biden-Harris hay bale display in Dalton, Massachusetts after it was set on fire Friday night.

Dicken Crane, the farm’s owner, posted images of the fire on Facebook.

“It’s actually hard to believe anyone who says they love this country would do this,” he wrote.

The Dalton Police Department said they arrested Lonnie Durfee, 49, and charged him with burning personal property. He will be arraigned Tuesday. Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Pike said she doesn’t know the individual personally but heard that he was boasting about the fire to friends shortly afterward.

Source: Biden-Harris hay bale display in Massachusetts set on fire 24 hours after it was finished