By Kirstin Kennedy – photo by Kevin Lorenzi / timesonline.com
BEAVER — Colin McKevitt wasn’t home when his house caught on fire Wednesday evening.
He was watching the Pirates game but briefly left to drive his daughter to an appointment in town. He was gone for about five minutes. When he got back, he found a bunch of neighbors standing around his 859 Seventh St. home. Flames were billowing from the back of the house.
McKevitt ran into the home through the front door and saw the fire was coming from his daughter’s room by where her television was set up. He was able to get his dog and cat out of the house safely. Then the fire departments arrived.
Smoke from the fire drifted down as far as Bridgewater as crews from Beaver, Vanport Township, Rochester Township and Bridgewater attempted to contain the flames.
Beaver Volunteer Fire Chief John Grosskopf called the house a “loss” but was unsure of the cause. He said the fire seems to have originated in a first-floor bedroom. Heat and flames from the first floor channeled upstairs, fully involving the entire house.
No injuries were reported.
Around 2:45 am on Saturday morning, Allegheny County 911 received multiple calls for a house fire in the 1700 block of California Avenue, in White Oak.
The fire was quickly confirmed, with flames showing from the roof area.
Firefighters had to deal with a partial roof collapse, and a partial floor collapse. No injuries were reported.
You can find the dispatch and operation audio on our fire audio page at this link.
Here is video from Facebook of the call:
According to an East County emergency dispatcher the fire was reported around 5am, at 5144 Ebersole Drive. Most of the damage was to the back of the house.
Crews from Lawrence Park, Harborcreek, and Millcreek responded to scene. A dog was rescued in the blaze.
There were no injuries reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
July 27, 2014 – Fire Fighters make quick work of a house fire in Conneaut Lake.
According to Conneaut Lake Fire Department, the fire happenned at 820 State Street.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the fire marshall who was called to the scene.
No one was home at the time where the fire was mainly in the living room.
There was heavy smoke damage to the residence.
By Eric Slagle – McKeesport Daily News
Fire swept through a family’s home in Elizabeth Township on Friday.
No people were home when the fire was reported at about 10:30 a.m. but firefighters did rescue three dogs from the burning building.
“We could hear them in there barking,” Greenock Volunteer Fire Co. Operations Chief Bob Greenawald said referring to the dogs, which were in pens inside the home at 108 Cascade Drive. The dogs were pulled out safely and Greenawald credited his firefighters for bringing the blaze under control quickly.
“It was a real aggressive attack. There was heavy smoke and high heat. They got in there and got the job done,” said Greenawald.
Greenawald said the fire burned heaviest in the back side of the structure.
Homeowner Mark Russell was at the fire scene watching as crews searched for hot spots inside. Russell said he, his wife, two children and father were displaced as a result of the blaze.
LAWRENCE COUNTY (KDKA) – A family of three rushed to safety as flames engulfed their mobile home in New Beaver Saturday morning.
It happened just after 2 a.m. in the M and M mobile home park.
The fire started in a bedroom and was fully involved when emergency crews arrived.
No word on what caused the fire.
By New Castle News
NEW CASTLE — The state police fire marshal is investigating a vacant house fire in Union Township.
Chief Pat Donofrio of the Union Township Volunteer Fire Department, said firemen were called to 1237 W. State St. at 1:18 a.m. Tuesday. They remained at the scene until 6:46 a.m.
The chief said the house, which was fully engulfed when firemen arrived, is a total loss.
Neither Donofrio nor the Lawrence County assessment office had any record of the property owner.
He said the house has been vacant for a long time and no utilities were connected to it.
The North Beaver Township Volunteer Fire Department provided mutual aid. No injuries were reported.
By KDKA – Photo by Tim Lawson
NORTH SIDE (KDKA) – At least five people have been displaced as a result of a fire on the North Side Wednesday afternoon.
According to officials at the scene, the fire broke out at a duplex in the 2800-block of Perrysville Avenue shortly after noon.
Smoke and flames were spotted pouring out of the third floor of the brick building.
Firefighters say there were reports of people screaming, so they began searching the building as soon as they arrived on the scene. But there were some complications.
“As our guys were searching apartments and trying to find fire, it was kind of like being in a little bit of a maze,” said Deputy Chief Frank Large, of the Pittsburgh Fire Bureau.
The building was previously a duplex.
“Over the years, it’s been remodeled into more than just a duplex,” said Deputy Chief Large. “There are five or six apartments in this duplex now and it’s all sort of cut up.”
Neighbors watched as the fire grew to two alarms.
MANOR TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Fire caused significant damage to a home in Armstrong County this afternoon.
The blaze broke out just after 4 p.m. in the 100-block of Iseman Hill Road in Manor Township.
No injuries have been reported.
There’s no word yet on what sparked the fire.
By WWCP – Fox8tv.com
A vacant mobile home destroyed following a fire in Bedford County Wednesday morning.
It happened along Raystown Road.
About a half dozen fire companies responded to the blaze and Firefighters were able to get the flames under control.
One lane of traffic was shut down for about 2 hours.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.