At least 21 people killed, dozens injured in fuel explosion in Mexico – CNN

At least 21 people were killed in central Mexico after a ruptured gasoline pipeline blew up Friday evening, the governor of the state of Hidalgo said.

Hidalgo Gov. Omar Fayad said at least 71 others were injured after a explosion in Tlahuelilpan, a town about 80 miles north of Mexico City.
The fire is still burning, Fayad said.
In a statement, state oil company Pemex said the explosion was caused by illegal taps in the pipeline. Fayad called on the community to not steal gasoline.

Residents who live in the immediate vicinity of the pipeline, which runs from the cities of Tuxpan to Tula in the state of Veracruz, have been evacuated, Pemex said in the statement.

Source: At least 21 people killed, dozens injured in fuel explosion in Mexico – CNN

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Abandoned building goes up in flames on Washington County Apex Mine land | KUTV

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.

Source: Abandoned building goes up in flames on Washington County Apex Mine land | KUTV

Kia and Hyundai owners file class-action lawsuit over engine fires | Autoweek

group of Kia and Hyundai owners have filed a class-action lawsuit against the automakers over an alleged defect that could, and has, caused noncollision fires. Back in October, the Center for Auto Safety demanded a recall of cars using the so-called Theta II engine. The turbocharged Theta II four-cylinder engine finds a home in the 2011-14 Kia SorentoKia OptimaHyundai Sonata and Hyundai Santa Fe, as well as the 2010-15 Kia Soul.

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Tenant expected to be charged after fire destroys house in Ligonier

The owner of a home that was destroyed by fire is expected to be charged with setting the blaze.

The fire broke out late Tuesday night in a house off of Route 30 in Ligonier.

“He had a lot of different reasons,” said Assistant Chief Michael Matrunics. “His reasoning right now for why he did what he did is really indeterminable. That’s still being investigated.”

Matrunics said charges will be filed against that man who lived there.

 

Source: Tenant expected to be charged after fire destroys house in Ligonier

Authorities: 4 foster kids die in West Virginia house fire

Authorities in West Virginia say four foster children have been killed in a house fire.

Deputy State Fire Marshal Jason Baltic tells news outlets the fire destroyed the home Saturday night in Clay.

Bureau commissioner Linda Watts says the bureau is “truly saddened by the loss experienced.”

Authorities say the victims were a 6-month-old boy and three girls ages 3, 4 and 8. Their names weren’t immediately released.

Source: Authorities: 4 foster kids die in West Virginia house fire

Several people escape when fire breaks out in Greensburg home

Several people managed to get out safely when fire broke out in a home in Greensburg on Wednesday night.

The fire broke out a little after 11:30 p.m. at a house on Mount Pleasant Street.

Fire crews were on the scene for more than an hour, tackling hot spots.

It is believed the fire was electrical in nature.

Source: Several people escape when fire breaks out in Greensburg home

JEANNETTE FIRE: Westmoreland County’s only full-time paid fire department to partner with nearby department | WPXI

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.

Source: JEANNETTE FIRE: Westmoreland County’s only full-time paid fire department to partner with nearby department | WPXI

Vehicle Catches Fire In Fort Pitt Tunnel « CBS Pittsburgh

 

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A vehicle fire shut down the Fort Pitt Tunnels on Sunday night as Steelers fans were trying to get home.

The fire broke out just before 8:30 p.m. in the outbound tunnel.

In a photo, a cloud of smoke can be seen inside the tunnel.

fort pitt tunnel car fire Vehicle Catches Fire In Fort Pitt Tunnel

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According to emergency dispatchers, the Fort Pitt Tunnels were closed in both directions while crews removed the vehicle.

Officials said the inbound lanes reopened around 8:40 p.m.

Allegheny County officials said it was unknown if anyone was injured or if there was any damage to the interior of the tunnel.

 

Source: Vehicle Catches Fire In Fort Pitt Tunnel « CBS Pittsburgh

Cops: Three teens hurt when Tesla crashes, splits in two

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.

Source: Cops: Three teens hurt when Tesla crashes, splits in two

Ford recalling 874,000 pickup trucks in North America

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.

Source: Ford recalling 874,000 pickup trucks in North America

Two Firms Cited for Fire at Well Site in Washington County

Federal regulators cited two companies that had workers at a CNX Resources gas well site in East Finley Township the same date a fire broke out there in late June.

Late last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration notified Washington-based Coen Energy and another company, U.S. Well Services, of penalties against them.

Source: Two Firms Cited for Fire at Well Site in Washington County

Multiple businesses damaged in Munhall strip mall fire

Officials investigating cause of fire

Mirror Image was one of the businesses along William Marks Drive that was impacted by the fire. The store’s owner said Sunday she plans to rebuild.

“Hopefully we get in here and get everything restored and like new again – because we are going to rebuild,” Tamara Marshal said.

Fire officials said the Family Dollar that was impacted should be able to reopen soon. Mama Pepino’s pizza shop was also significantly damaged in the fire.

Source: Multiple businesses damaged in strip mall fire