Pennsylvania News

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Woman jumps out of second-story window to escape Philadelphia fire

VIDEO: A house fire forced a woman to jump out of a second-story window to escape flames in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood. It happened around 2:30 a.m. on the 3400 block of Hartville Street. Firefighters were able to quickly put out the fire. The woman who jumped and two others were taken to the hospital. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
KYW-TV CBS 3 Philadelphia

Fire tears through Scott Township home

PHOTOS: Multiple crews responded to a home in Scott Township this morning after receiving reports that a fire was tearing through one residence on Justus Boulevard. Officials say the fire broke out around 7:30 AM at a home in the 200 block of Justus Boulevard. Upon arrival, crews found smoke coming from the roof of a home and worked for approximately 2 hours to put out the flames that had, at that point, reached the home's attic. A second alarm was issued when the 'hard to reach fire' in the attic made it difficult for firefighters to navigate throughout the home. After the flames were completely extinguished, the house was deemed to be a total loss. Reports indicate that no one was home at the time of the blaze and no injuries were reported.
WOLF-TV FOX 56 Hazelton

Update: Firefighters homes damaged in Shenandoah fire

Investigators are still searching for the cause of a fire that damaged several homes in Schuylkill County. That fire happened around midnight Monday morning along East Coal Street in Shenandoah. Officials say two first responders that were fighting the fire lived in the rowhomes affected and that a fundraiser is being planned for the victims in Schuylkill County.
WNEP-TV ABC 16 Scranton

Two people escape house fire in Beaver Falls

Two people escaped when a fire broke out in a home in Beaver Falls on Monday night. Firefighters were called to a house on Eighth Avenue around 7:00 p.m. for reports of an electrical outlet on fire. When firefighters arrived, the fire had already spread to the second floor of a home. No one was hurt. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
WTAE-TV ABC 4 Pittsburgh

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Westmoreland County homeowner awakens to bright flames as fire destroys storage building

A homeowner told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 she was awakened by bright flames shining through her window as fire tore through a pool house that’s used for storage. The fire was reported off of Twin Run Road in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, a little before 3 a.m. Tuesday. The homeowner said photos and other items were inside that pool house. Several firefighters were called to the scene and there was a reported issue with water supply. No one was hurt. There was no word on what sparked the fire.
WTAE-TV ABC 4 Pittsburgh

Region: Steuben County NY to share aid with Tioga in New Fire Mobilization & Mutual Aid Plan

VIDEO: Steuben County officials gathered in Bath Monday morning to get a new Fire Mobilization & Mutual Aid Plan approved by the legislature. The revised plan gives firefighters quicker emergency response time between towns located within miles of each other along the New York/Pennsylvania border. “Being a county that sits on the border of another state, it creates a number of challenges but also opportunities, and certainly in those border towns.” Jack Wheeler, Manager of Steuben County said. Specifically, Steuben County's plan includes mutual assistance with fire departments in Tioga County, P.A. Wheeler was thrilled to put that declaration of collaboration in writing Monday morning. “The plan helps to codify that, but it also provides the update for the mutual aid that our fire departments provide each other daily,” Wheeler said.

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