Investigation underway into house fire in East Pittsburgh

Fire broke out on Tuesday evening

Fire crews on the scene said the fire was mostly contained to one property and no one was inside the house when the fire broke out.

No injuries were reported.

The inside of the home on Franklin Street was pretty much gutted by the fire.

Source: Investigation underway into house fire in East Pittsburgh

2 people taken to hospital after house fire in Shaler on Thursday

Dispatchers told Channel 11 that two people were taken to a hospital.

The Undercliff Volunteer Fire Department said that a second-alarm was called for additional manpower.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Allegheny County Fire Marshals Office.

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Source: 2 people taken to hospital after house fire in Shaler

Man enters guilty plea related to 2017 Youngwood house fire | TribLIVE.com

An Irwin man pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge stemming from a 2017 fire at his former home in Youngwood.

Shaun Wallace, 41, was ordered to serve two years on probation and six months of house arrest for his involvement in the second of two fires police said were set at 222 S. 3rd St. on Sept. 8, 2017.

Felony counts of arson, reckless burning and risking catastrophe were dismissed as part of a plea deal approved by Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court Judge Tim Krieger

Source: Man enters guilty plea related to 2017 Youngwood house fire | TribLIVE.com

Firefighter treated for heat exhaustion after flames break out in a Pittsburgh building

Fire was reported early Wednesday morning

A firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion after responding to a fire in Pittsburgh’s Allegheny West neighborhood on Wednesday morning.

The two-alarm fire was reported a little after 1 a.m. at a building on the 900 block of Western Avenue.

Source: Firefighter treated for heat exhaustion after flames break out in a Pittsburgh building

4 people, including firefighters, hurt in massive fire in Beaver County – WPXI

ROCHESTER, Pa. — At least four people, including firefighters, are hurt as crews continue to battle a massive fire in Beaver County.

Two buildings are on fire in the 100 block of Brighton Avenue in Rochester.

Three firefighters were also taken to a hospital with shoulder and leg injuries.

They’re all expected to be OK.

Rochester Assistant Fire Chief Mike Mamone said the fire started in an apartment and then spread to an antique shop and other parts of the buildings.

Mamone said crews are using a county drone so they can better see where the water is most effective.

They also have brought in tankers for extra water supply.

Source: 4 people, including firefighters, hurt in massive fire in Beaver County – WPXI

One person injured in early morning house fire in Armstrong County – CBS Pittsburgh

KITTANNING (KDKA) – An early morning fire in Armstrong County sent at least one person to the hospital.

Dispatch confirmed the person was taken to the hospital and crews remain on the scene.

Their condition is unknown.

The fire happened on Water Street in Kittanning.

Source: One person injured in early morning house fire in Armstrong County – CBS Pittsburgh

81-year-old woman dies in Washington County house fire – WPXI

CECIL TOWNSHIP, Pa. — An elderly woman was killed in a house fire Tuesday morning in Washington County, a Cecil Township fire chief at the scene told Channel 11.

The Washington County Coroner identified the woman who died as Rose Churray, 81.

The 911 call for the fire at a home on Swihart Road in Cecil Township came in at 5:25 a.m.

Fire officials said an elderly woman was found dead inside the home after the fire was put out.

Source: 81-year-old woman dies in Washington County house fire – WPXI

Coroner called to scene of fire at apartment building in Westmoreland County

The Westmoreland County coroner was called to the scene after a fire broke out in an apartment building in Greensburg Monday night.

One person has died following the fire in Westmoreland County.

The fire was reported a little before 11:40 p.m. at Autumn Brook Apartments in the area of Indiana Avenue near Luzerne Street and Allegheny Street.

Officials have not released identities of anyone involved in the incident.

There was no initial word on the cause of the fire.

Source: Coroner called to scene of fire at apartment building in Westmoreland County

17 missing, 121 hurt, 1 dead in fire at Cuban oil facility

HAVANA — A fire set off by a lightning strike at an oil storage facility raged uncontrolled in the Cuban city of Matanzas, where four explosions and flames injured 121 people and left 17 firefighters missing. Cuban authorities said a unidentified body had been found late Saturday.

Firefighters and other specialists were still trying to quell the blaze at the Matanzas Supertanker Base, where the fire began during a thunderstorm Friday night, the Ministry of Energy and Mines tweeted. Authorities said about 800 people were evacuated from the Dubrocq neighborhood closest to the fire,

The government said it had asked for help from international experts in “friendly countries” with experience in the oil sector.

Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Fernández de Cossío said the U.S. government had offered technical help to quell the blaze. On his Twitter account, he said the “proposal is in the hands of specialists for the due coordination.”

Minutes later, President Miguel Díaz-Canel thanked Mexico , Venezuela, Russia, Nicaragua, Argentina and Chile for their offers of help. A support flight from Mexico arrived Saturday night.

Source: 17 missing, 121 hurt, 1 dead in fire at Cuban oil facility

Crews on scene of fire at Johnstown business; roadway closed

Crews from multiple Johnstown-area departments are on scene of a building fire at a popular Johnstown restaurant.

First responders were dispatched to the Baker’s Loaf, located along Franklin Street, Tuesday afternoon for reports of “heavy smoke” coming from the building.

Source: Crews on scene of fire at Johnstown business; roadway closed

One person injured in Hill District fire

One person was taken to the hospital following a fire inside an apartment in Pittsburgh’s Hill District.

The fire was reported shortly before 3 a.m. on the 1700 block of Cliff Street.

There was no initial word on the condition of the person taken to the hospital.

There was also no word on the cause of the fire.

Source: One person injured in Hill District fire

Greensburg coin laundry service damaged by fire | TribLIVE.com

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a fire at a Greensburg coin laundry service late Thursday after authorities said they believe an item inside a dryer may have spontaneously ignited. City Fire Chief Tom Bell said rags that may have had oil or grease on them left in the dryer

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a fire at a Greensburg coin laundry service late Thursday after authorities said they believe an item inside a dryer may have spontaneously ignited.

City Fire Chief Tom Bell said rags that may have had oil or grease on them left in the dryer after Nu-Way closed for the evening likely sparked the flames. The fire was reported at 11 p.m. on Highland Avenue adjacent to the Greensburg Shopping Center

Source: Greensburg coin laundry service damaged by fire | TribLIVE.com

Several people escape when fire breaks out inside of home in Pittsburgh

Several people escaped when fire broke out inside of a home in Pittsburgh’s Perry North neighborhood on Sunday night.

The fire was reported shortly before 11:50 p.m. at a home on the 3900 block of Dewey Avenue.

No injuries were reported.

There was no initial word on the cause of the fire.

Source: Several people escape when fire breaks out inside of home in Pittsburgh

Crews Called To U.S. Steel Tower For Fire – CBS Pittsburgh

 

Crews responded to a three-alarm fire at the U.S. Steel Tower in downtown Pittsburgh.

Officials said there were no injuries or entrapment in the building on Grant Street. The call came in around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

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“Fire is contained within the restaurant kitchen space and is knocked down,” Pittsburgh Public Safety said on Twitter.

 

Pittsburgh Public Safety said firefighters implemented a high-rise plan per protocol. The fire was declared under control after 8:30 p.m.

Source: Crews Called To U.S. Steel Tower For Fire – CBS Pittsburgh

Four homes left damaged by fire in Pittsburgh’s Bluff neighborhood

A fire that initially broke out Monday evening in Pittsburgh’s Bluff neighborhood rekindled early Tuesday morning.

The fire was initially reported at a home along Van Braam Street around 10 p.m. A little after 2 a.m. Tuesday, the fire rekindled and firefighters returned to the scene. Crews were able to put out that rekindled fire just after 3 a.m.

In all, four homes were damaged. No injuries were reported.

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Robert Eckenrode, who owns one of the buildings, spoke with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 Monday night. He said his tenants, who are college students, called him after they got out of the house. He said the home is a total loss.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Source: Four homes left damaged by fire in Pittsburgh’s Bluff neighborhood

Three homes left damaged by fire in Pittsburgh’s Bluff neighborhood

Crews returned to the scene early Tuesday morning when part of the fire rekindled.

A little after 2 a.m. Tuesday, the fire rekindled and firefighters returned to the scene.

Pittsburgh’s Fire Investigative Unit will work to determine the cause of the fire.

Source: Three homes left damaged by fire in Pittsburgh’s Bluff neighborhood

Residents Of Mt. Washington Home Able To Safely Evacuate After It Goes Up In Flames

The occupants were able to escape but it’s believed some of their exotic pets were left inside at the time of the fire.

Just after 6:30 a.m., the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire was called to the 400 block of Edgemont Street when a fire started in the basement of the home and spread up the walls to the roof.

Source: Residents Of Mt. Washington Home Able To Safely Evacuate After It Goes Up In Flames

Fire extinguished at Ukraine nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest

LVIV, Ukraine/KYIV/PARIS, March 4 (Reuters) – A huge blaze at the site of Europe’s biggest nuclear power station was extinguished on Friday, and officials said the plant in southeastern Ukraine was operating normally after it was seized by Russian forces in fighting that caused global alarm.

Separately, a presidential advisor said Ukraine had halted an advance on the city of Mykolayiv after local authorities said Russian troops had entered. If captured, the city of 500,000 people in southern Ukraine, where Russian forces have made the most progress so far, would be the biggest yet to fall.

A huge blaze at the site of Europe’s biggest nuclear power station was extinguished on Friday, and officials said the plant in southeastern Ukraine was operating normally after it was seized by Russian forces in fighting that caused global alarm.

Source: Fire extinguished at Ukraine nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest

4 dogs killed in Westmoreland County fire

Four dogs were killed when fire tore through a home in Bradenville, Westmoreland County, on Thursday morning.

The fire was reported a little after 1:30 a.m. at the home on the 5100 block of Route 982.

Chief Mark Piantine, of the Bradenville Volunteer Fire Department, said a family of four lived in the home but none of them were at home at time, as the parents were working overnight shifts and the children were with their grandmother.

“We talked to the family. They were having some issues with electrical inside. They had a heater going. We’re going to rule that as an electrical issue,” said Chief Paintine.

No injuries were reported.

Chief Piantine said an excavator will be brought in to demolish part of the home following the fire.

Source: 4 dogs killed in Westmoreland County fire

Man pulled from smoke-filled Pittsburgh apartment as recliner chair burned

PITTSBURGH — A man was rushed to a hospital after he was found on the ground as smoke filled his apartment early Wednesday morning in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood, authorities said.

Firefighters also found a recliner chair on fire as they entered the man’s apartment, located in a building along Churchview Avenue.

Smoke was reported throughout the building just after 1 a.m., and residents were evacuating as firefighters pulled up to the scene.

When crews noticed heavy smoke coming from the man’s apartment, they went inside and pulled him out, officials said. Once out of the building, the man was taken by paramedics to a hospital in critical condition.

A woman who lives in the building was evaluated for smoke inhalation, but officials said she was not taken to a hospital.

Investigators said the fire is believed to be accidental. It was contained to the one apartment, but seven others sustained minor smoke and moderate water damage.

Source: Man pulled from smoke-filled Pittsburgh apartment as recliner chair burned

Greensburg home damaged by fire, good Samaritans help neighbors out of their homes – WPXI

GREENSBURG, Pa. — The fire that damaged three homes on Harrison Avenue in Greensburg Thursday morning was not suspicious, according to Greensburg Fire Chief Tom Bell.

Bell believes it started in the basement and was electrical in nature.

”So grateful. That’s my only daughter. I don’t know what I’d do without that child or my grandchildren. They’re my life,” Tina Underwood said.

Underwood’s daughter lives next door to where the fire destroyed a home, and made it out thanks in part to a few good Samaritans.

Source: Greensburg home damaged by fire, good Samaritans help neighbors out of their homes – WPXI

Investigation underway after fire breaks out inside apartment building in Downtown Pittsburgh

According to Pittsburgh Public Safety, firefighters went floor-to-floor to evacuate residents.

Those residents were placed on Port Authority buses and inside a business on Sixth Street.

The Red Cross was notified in case some residents needed temporary assistance and the Salvation Army also was called to the scene.

Source: Investigation underway after fire breaks out inside apartment building in Downtown Pittsburgh

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