A case of arson in York destroyed a warehouse and social club that housed two civic minded groups. And now, they are scrambling to make sure that the needy don’t suffer as the holidays draw near. “It’s pretty .... sad, sad,” said Karma, President of Dejavoo.
Picking up the pieces is the mission of the day for Karma and her friends at Dejavoo. The women’s club just dumped $5,000 into renovating 201 North Sherman Street trying to continue their mission of helping the needy in the City of York.
“I still have to wrap my head around all of this. I am still trying to process,” she said.
“This is a bad nightmare. A bad nightmare,” said building owner Glenn Olsen. The nightmare started around 10:30 p.m. last night when someone broke down the front door and started a fire on the pool table.
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That day almost three decades ago is indelibly etched in Pine Township Fire Company Chief Keith Muir’s memory, one that had some wondering if the department had a tomorrow.
It was Jan. 31, 1991, when a fire broke out in Station 570 itself, a blaze that gutted the equipment storage room and garage and forced frantic firefighters to hastily roll the department’s five firetrucks out into the cold before they were damaged.
Emotional firefighters that day vowed to rebuild, and they did. With their restored base of operations, Pine Township VFC was revived. It thrived, and in the following years enjoyed days so strong in support with “more people than we knew what to do with,” as Muir recalled this morning.
Today, though, Station 570’s very existence is threatened by a trouble they wouldn’t have imagined just 10 years ago.
Indiana Gazette - Metered Site
A naked, bloody man near the scene of a Lehigh Township fire Thursday night had screamed at an officer and said that he was possessed by a demon, according to court records.
Firefighters and police officers were met with the bizarre scene in Northampton County.
Just after 9 p.m., officers were called to the 1100 block of Quince Road for reports of a naked, bloody man jumping on someone's car, and a house fire nearby.
The driver of the car told police she saw the fire and stopped to help. That's when Pammer, 24, jumped on her car, forced his way inside the car, assaulted the woman and tried to restrain her, police said. The woman was able to escape and call 911.
Officers arrived to find a two-family home engulfed in flames, while a man, later identified as Zachary Pammer, was sitting naked inside a car in the middle of the road, said Lehigh Township police.
WFMZ-TV Channel 69
A Crawford County family is literally picking up the pieces, after a Veterans Day fire destroyed their home, and nearly everything they own.
One of the homeowners is a military veteran himself, Dan Proper, and he says he's grateful for all the support he's receiving following their family’s loss.
Dan Proper and his wife Shelly woke up around 6:00 Monday morning to smoke filling their home, “I was woken up by my wife screaming and yelling that the house was on fire, when I had opened my eyes, there was already smoke in the house,” Proper recalled.
The couple got out safely, along with their several family pets, “So I went back in to try to grab anything I could, and by that time it was already engulfed in flames,” said Proper.
Proper built their home in 1997 in Oil Creek Township, just north of Titusville, and says it held 25 years worth of memories.
WICU-TV Channel 12 Erie
PHOTOS: Two dogs were rescued from a rooftop in Radnor Township Tuesday evening, according to Radnor Police and firefighters.
Police and the Radnor Fire Company were called to Amherst Circle for a report of two Labrador dogs on a residential roof, the fire company said.
According to the Radnor Fire Company, two residents tried to get the dogs but were unable to. Firefighters then used ladders to get to the roof and were able to help the dogs and residents down to safety, the Radnor Fire Company said.
No one was hurt in the incident, according to the Radnor Fire Company.