Thursday, May 16, 2013
Firefighters from several area fire companies fought a house fire in Plum Borough on Thursday evening.
Fire crews fought a house fire on Stonehaven Court in Plum Borough, Thursday. The call came in at about 6 p.m. and the fire burned through the home's roof. As of 7:10 p.m., smoke was still coming from the house but the fire seemed to be controlled. Renton fire Chief Jason Davis said crews arrived to find the home's roof "fully involved." Firefighters aggressively attacked the fire and got it under control. "The building is still standing, which is rare for this type," he said. "The guys did an excellent job." Davis said the house sustained severe water and smoke damage. Though a cause has not been determined, officials think it might have started with a pool heater on the side of the house. In addition to the Plum firefighters from …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Verona emergency officials responded to an accident on Wildwood Avenue early Sunday morning.
An early-morning vehicle accident in Verona left some residents without power Sunday. At about 2:30 a.m., borough police and firefighters were dispatched to the 500 block of Wildwood Avenue—by the Verona Motor Sales—for an accident. According to Ray Suchevich, Verona fire chief, the driver of a vehicle traveling on the road hit a parked car into an electric pole, knocking down some wires. The lines were sparking, and that caused a small fire in the wooded area near the scene, Suchevich said. Officials then had to wait for Duquesne Light to respond. Some residents in the area experienced "on and off" power outages, according to Suchevich. One person was transported to an area hospital with injuries. _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Reports came in just after 9 p.m. Tuesday. No one was injured.
Verona and Penn Hills fire departments are extinguishing a brush fire on West Railroad Avenue. The call came in just after 9 p.m. Initial reports stated brush and a home on the 300 block of the Verona road were on fire. When firefighters pulled up to the scene at 330 West Railroad Avenue, brush from a tree that had been cut down was against the home and on fire. Officials said flames got a small portion of the house, but that was extinguished quickly. As of 9:45 p.m., firefighters were still hosing down the brush, which continued to smoke. No one was hurt. ______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Penn Hills and Verona fire departments knocked down a structure fire on Fifth Street early Thursday morning.
The Allegheny County Fire Marshal is investigating a structure fire that broke out on Fifth Street in Penn Hills near the Verona border early Thursday morning. The fire is the second to occur on the street in two months. Verona and Penn Hills volunteer fire departments responded to the fire before 4 a.m. Thursday morning. The structure was located in an alley between Fifth and Sixth streets—on the block between North and Center avenues. According to WPXI, the home was vacant and fire fighters were able to extinguish the fire quickly. Another fire occurred on the same block on Fifth Street during the early morning hours of March 27. That home also was vacant at the time. No one was hurt during either incident. _______________________ Plum-…
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
A unit in the Verona Gardens apartment complex on West Railroad Avenue caught fire Tuesday evening.
A mother and her son have been displaced after their Verona apartment caught fire Tuesday evening. Verona and Penn Hills No. 224 fire departments responded to a call at the Verona Gardens apartments along West Railroad Avenue at about 8 p.m. Tuesday. According to Verona Fire Chief Ray Suchevich, a lot of smoke was coming from the building when firefighters arrived on the scene. He said firefighters encountered a kitchen fire in one of the upstairs apartment units—something might have been left on the stove. Everyone was safely evacuated from the building. However, temporary living arrangements will have to be made for a mother and her son. "No one was hurt, and that is a good thing," Suchevich said. Jen Mitcheltree, who was outside with …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
No one was hurt during the structure fire early Tuesday morning.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Verona volunteer firefighters assisted Penn Hills with a structure fire early Tuesday morning. The structure fire occurred at 851 Fifth Street in Penn Hills, near the Verona border. Penn Hills Volunteer Fire Department Station 224 and Rosedale VFD also were on scene. According to KDKA, the fire began shortly after 1 a.m. and the house was vacant. The cause of the fire has not been determined. According to the Verona VFD Facebook page, no one was hurt. Photos in the media section of this article were taken by the Verona VFD. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Investigators said they've determined that running backs coach Kirby Wilson was injured after trying to put out the flames in a kitchen blaze.
Investigators have determined the blaze that severely burned Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson at his home in Seven Fields was caused by a grease fire, a state police fire marshal said today. Trooper Luke Nelson of the state police barracks in Butler said Wilson had been cooking chicken in the kitchen of his townhome on Jameson Way about 2:45 a.m. Jan. 6 when the stove caught fire. Nelson said evidence suggests Wilson, 50, was injured when he attempted to put out the flames. The coach, who still is undergoing medical treatment at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, has little to no recollection of the fire, Nelson said. The cause of the fire has been ruled accidental. According to a statement from the Steelers organization, Wilson …
Monday, February 6, 2012
The owner of the Sarris Candies said he expects the store to be open within the month—or 'ASAP.'
Oversized stuffed animals wearing festive Valentine's Day bows sat atop shelves of boxed chocolates at Sarris Candies. A counter nearby is lined with chocolate bars. Stacks of chocolate-covered pretzels are arranged in another corner of the Canonsburg retail hot spot. But owner Bill Sarris held his hand out and beckoned to the whole lot of it, saying, "All of this—it has to go." And that's what workers were doing Monday at the store: Cleaning chandeliers and cleaning up after a fire erupted in the parlour portion of the building on Friday—and throwing away pounds and pounds of chocolate and other merchandise. A sign is posted on the door alerting customers that the store in still closed by order of the state fire marshal, and the smell of …
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Steelers officials say running backs Coach Kirby Wilson remains in critical condition after being burned on more than 45 percent of his body in a fire earlier this month at his home.
The Steelers organization on Tuesday released an update on running backs Coach Kirby Wilson’s condition on behalf of the coach's family. The 50-year-old was severely burned Jan. 6 when an early-morning fire broke out in his townhouse on Jameson Way in Seven Fields. He was flown by medical helicopter to UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh, where he remains in critical condition in the hospital's Trauma Burn Center. "In addition to burns sustained over 45 percent of his body, he has suffered a smoke inhalation injury and will require multiple operative procedures in the future," the Steelers statement said. An answer to what caused the fire at Wilson’s home also may soon be on the way. Fire Marshal Luke Nelson of the state police barracks in Butler …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
A roundup of the region's top stories for Tuesday, Oct. 18.
Here are today's top stories from Patch sites in your area: Police: 75-Year-Old Woman Pulls Gun on Officer, Standoff Ensues #1 Cochran Proposes New Dealership Showroom in Brookline Booze Used to Light Man's Leg on Fire No Injuries Reported After Small Kitchen Fire at Juniper Grill More Details Available of Mt. Lebanon-Baldwin Twp. Athletics Complex Up For Bid: 15 Bachelors For Breast Cancer Awareness