Sunday, December 23, 2012
The fire originated from an electrical outlet in an upstairs bedroom, according to Cochran Hose Fire Chief Jeff Neff and the Allegheny County Fire Marshal.
A Sewickley family is displaced from their Nevin Avenue home today following a bedroom fire that occurred just days before Christmas. “They will be displaced for awhile. I’m not sure when they’ll get back in,” Cochran Hose Fire Chief Jeff Neff said. The Allegheny County Fire Marshal has determined the fire at 860 Nevin Ave. on the corner of Crescent Avenue was caused by an electrical outlet in the wall, where the fire originated. Fire officials said it was unclear if the outlet was overloaded. Neff said the family thankfully wasn’t home when the fire started around 5 p.m. Saturday. Cochran Hose Co. firefighters responded after a neighbor saw smoke and called 911. When firefighters arrived, Neff said smoke was showing from the second floor…
Monday, November 26, 2012
The early morning fire displaced a local family.
A local family is displaced today following an early morning fire at their Glen Osborne home. Cochran Hose Fire Co. Lt. Shayne Quinn said the Allegheny County Fire Marshal's office is still investigating what exactly caused the fire at 1524 Railroad Ave. Firefighters from Cochran Hose along with the Leetsdale and Emsworth fire departments responded shortly after 4 a.m. and emergency officials were able to quickly douse the flames before they could spread. Quinn said the fire that originated in a first-floor fireplace caused minimal damage to the two-story home. He said utilities were shut off to the house as requested by the fire marshal. The home belongs to Pamela Lang, according to county assessment records. Neighbors say Lang was …
Officials say no one is injured in the blaze on Railroad Avenue.
Cochran Hose firefighters responded early Monday morning to a house fire in Glen Osborne. The fire started at a home located at 1524 Railroad Ave., where firefighters responded about 4:10 a.m., according to reports. Norfolk Southern railroad traffic had to be stopped for about 90 minutes. Sewickley police and fire was assisted by Leetsdale and Emsworth fire departments, Valley Ambulance, and Leetsdale police. The Allegheny County Fire Marshal has also responded. Check back with Patch for more details.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Moon crews respond to a house fire.
One woman was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital with a burn injury following a house fire today on Pillar Drive. Moon Police Officer James Kazmierczak said the woman suffered a burned hand in the blaze, which ignited in an upstairs bedroom. Kazmierczak said the home at 161 Pillar, one in a block of townhomes on the street, was heavily damaged. Firefighters said that flames raged up through the building's roof. Moon Fire Chief John Scott said the injured woman attempted to put out a fire burning in a bedroom mattress. Five people were in the home at the time of the incident. Each escaped before emergency personnel arrived. Crews--including Cochran Hose Co. from Sewickley--responded to the fire at 11:24 a.m., the officer said. Each of the …
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Aleppo Fire Chief Bill Davis said no one is injured in the blaze.
The Allegheny County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of an early-morning fire Sunday that destroyed a one-story residence in Aleppo Township. Aleppo Fire Chief Bill Davis said the fire at 313 Sewickley Ridge Drive is believed to have been caused by a fireplace, but the investigation continues. Firefighters responded at 3:30 a.m. to the home in Sewickley Heights Manor and arrived to find the entire attic space and roof fully engulfed in flames. The fire could be seen from miles away, with flames shooting 25 to 30 feet above the house, Davis said. “When I got here the whole roof was completely on fire, but the first floor, I could see right in the front door. There was no smoke, no fire or anything on the first floor,” Davis said. …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Crystal Richards stopped the school bus carrying students to dial 911 for help.
Quaker Valley Assistant Superintendent Heidi Ondek presented Crystal Richards with a certificate and a brass bookmark at Tuesday's board meeting to recognize the district bus driver for taking swift action at the scene of a November house fire. Richards appeared reluctant to take any credit for coming to the aid of an Aleppo Township couple whose house was destroyed in the Nov. 17 blaze that killed one of the homeowners. “When I went up the hill, there were already people there,” Richards of Sewickley told the Quaker Valley School Board. High school students, however, told Sewickley Patch it was Richards who stopped to call 911 on her cell phone after her bus carrying students came upon the fire about 3:20 p.m. in the Ferndale Avenue area…