Daily Dispatch: Pennsylvania News
Malfunctioning meat smoker prompts fire department response at Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 22:50:03 -0700
A malfunctioning meat smoker inside Reading Terminal Market prompted a quick response from the Philadelphia Fire Department early Friday morning. The incident caused smoky conditions inside the market at 12th and Arch streets. Firefighters simply unplugged the piece of equipment and began ventilating the large indoor market.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 10:50:03 PM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV 6 ABC.com
Aston Twp. Fire Department's Spring carnival shut down permanently after large fight, arrests made
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 03:18:02 -0700
The Aston Township Fire Department's Spring Carnival has been permanently shut down after a brawl broke out Thursday night. Police said toward the end of the night at the Delaware County carnival, around 9:30 p.m., a large crowd started to gather and several fights broke out. According to police, there were initial reports of possible shots being fired and guns being pulled, but those reports proved to be unfounded.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2019 3:18:02 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV 6 ABC.com
Wilkes-Barre confident new fire truck can be purchased
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 03:20:02 -0700
Despite receiving only one-third of the $1.2 million requested for a new aerial ladder fire truck in a state grant application, city officials are confident they can place an order for a new truck this year. The Commonwealth Financing Authority awarded the city a $420,000 Local Share Account grant toward the cost of a tractor-drawn truck in March.
- PUB DATE: 4/19/2019 3:20:02 AM - SOURCE: Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice
Firefighters fight afternoon brush fire near Erie International Airport
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:41:41 -0700
A brush fire broke out near the Erie International Airport Thursday afternoon. Firefighters from West Lake, Fairview and West Ridge battled dry conditions to fight the fire, located behind the Lowe's on Asbury Rd. Crews worked for half an hour to put out the fire, and responded to another fire near Powell Ave.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 4:41:41 PM - SOURCE: WICU-TV Channel 12 Erie
Firefighter Hospitalized After Battling Fayette County House Fire
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 23:09:06 -0700
VIDEO: A firefighter was hospitalized after battling a fire at a Fayette County home Wednesday night.The blaze broke out around 9:30 p.m. at a home on Grindstone Road near New Hill Road in Redstone Township. Emergency dispatchers say one firefighter was transported to a local hospital in an unknown condition.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 11:09:06 PM - SOURCE: KDKA
Lancaster man charged in crash death of North Catasauqua firefighter
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:35:13 -0700
A 58-year-old Lancaster man is charged with homicide by vehicle and several related counts in the May 25 crash death of a 38-year-old North Catasauqua firefighter, the Berks County District Attorney’s Office reports. Miguel Mejia was driving a 2010 Mercedes-Benz SUV about 70 mph in a 45mph zone about 4 p.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 3:35:13 PM - SOURCE: LehighValleyLive.com
Man sleeping in dumpster In McKees Rocks gets trapped in garbage truck, loses prosthetic leg
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 05:39:22 -0700
Emergency crews found a man stuck inside a garbage truck early Thursday morning in McKees Rocks. According to officials, the man was sleeping in the dumpster but was tossed into the truck when the operator emptied it. When the operator heard the man yelling, he called 911. Crews on the scene tried to get the man out of the truck, but he refused to come out until he found his prosthetic leg.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 5:39:22 AM - SOURCE: WTAE-TV ABC 4 Pittsburgh
Fire destroys minivan outside of Sheetz store in Southampton Township
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 04:18:36 -0700
A minivan was engulfed in flames outside of Sheetz, 8000 Olde Scotland Road in Southampton (Franklin) Township, when firefighters arrived on the scene at 5:36 a.m. Wednesday. The call was initially thought to be a fire inside the business, according to dispatch information. However, the fire was contained to the van that was parked away from the gas pumps.
- PUB DATE: 4/18/2019 4:18:36 AM - SOURCE: Shippensburg News-Chronicle & Valley Times Star
Chester County dispatcher keeps the community safe for nearly 40 years
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:37:42 -0700
Jim Fairweather has kept a watchful eye on Chester County for collectively 38 years as a dispatcher and a first-responder. As a member of the Chester County 911 Communication Center and a volunteer first-responder, his job starts when someone calls for help. He began as a volunteer firefighter in 1973 when he was 15 years old and soon after he gave of his time running calls with different volunteer fire companies and with EMS.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 3:37:42 PM - SOURCE: Phoenixville News
Elderly woman found dead inside partially collapsed home in Butler Township
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:39:13 -0700
Carol Burke-Goodman, 73, was found dead Tuesday night in her partially collapsed home in Butler Township, Adams County. Advertisement Pennsylvania State Police said they went to the home on Stone Jug Road Tuesday for a welfare check. Troopers discovered that the structure had partially collapsed and it wasn't safe to go inside.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 5:39:13 PM - SOURCE: WGAL.com Pennsylvania's Channel 8
Johnstown: Second vacant house in Moxham up in flames
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 02:32:52 -0700
Fire investigators are searching for the cause of a blaze that gutted a house on Coleman Avenue on Tuesday. It is the second time a vacant house in the Moxham section of the city has gone up in flames in less than a week. The fire started around 12:40 p.m. in the living room-area of the first floor at 760 Coleman Ave.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 2:32:52 AM - SOURCE: Johnstown Tribune-Democrat
Firefighters battle flames at home in Stowe Township
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 10:47:48 -0700
VIDEO: Firefighters battled flames at a house fire in Stowe Township. The flames broke out at the home on Phillips Avenue just after 11:30 a.m., investigators said. A Channel 11 crew saw firefighters on the roof of the house working to put out the fire. Investigators haven't said if anyone was inside the home when the fire started.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 10:47:48 AM - SOURCE: WPXI-TV NBC 11 Pittsburgh
Follow Up: Erie Fire Department Speaks Out on Chemical Leak
Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:43:57 -0700
After Monday night's chemical leak that shut down a section of West 12th Street, the City of Erie Fire Department is speaking out about how they respond to chemical spills. Usually, the crew gathers as much information from the 911 Center as possible before getting to the scene. Then, they find a representative of the company responsible for the chemicals to learn what they're dealing with.
- PUB DATE: 4/17/2019 12:43:57 AM - SOURCE: WICU-TV Channel 12 Erie
Dog, cat die in Radnor house fire
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:02:14 -0700
A house fire on the 600 block of Newtown road killed a family’s dog and cat Tuesday morning. Firefighters were dispatched at 10:13 a.m. for flames in the rear of the home that sits at the corner of Conestoga and Newtown roads. First-arriving police confirmed a working fire. Nobody was home at the time of the fire.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 1:02:14 PM - SOURCE: Main Line Times
Teen injured in fast-moving fire in Northeast Philadelphia
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 04:54:25 -0700
Officials said one person was injured in a fast-moving house fire in Northeast Philadelphia Tuesday morning. The fire broke out around 6 a.m. on the 6600 block of Lynford Street. Fire crews arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the second floor of the row house. Firefighters rescued a 15-year-old girl from the rear of the home.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 4:54:25 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV 6 ABC.com
1,000 turkeys killed in fire In Lancaster
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 04:47:33 -0700
A fire killed 1,000 turkeys Tuesday morning near Denver in Lancaster The fire started around 3 a.m. at a turkey house at the intersection of Hickory Road and Pine View Drive in West Cocalico Township. The fire destroyed the turkey house, killing all 1,000 turkeys inside. The farmer said he was actually expecting more turkeys to be delivered today.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 4:47:33 AM - SOURCE: WGAL.com Pennsylvania's Channel 8
'Victims' found at car fire scene in Reading, fire marshal says
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 04:05:26 -0700
Several "victims" were discovered at the scene of a car fire in south Reading late Monday night, according to the city fire officials. Reading's fire marshal said the car fire was reported around 10:45 p.m. Monday in the area of South Ninth and South streets, at the base of Neversink Mountain. There are "victims as a result of the car fire," said Lt.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 4:05:26 AM - SOURCE: WFMZ-TV Channel 69
Erie firefighters investigate nitrogen leak
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 21:22:58 -0700
VIDEO: This coming after a liquid nitrogen tank leak at Modern Industries. According to officials, the leak has been contained and emergency crews have left the scene at West 12th and Cherry streets. The Erie Fire Department deputy chief saying the nitrogen was non-hazardous and no one in the area is in danger.
- PUB DATE: 4/15/2019 9:22:58 PM - SOURCE: WJET/WFXP YourErie.com
Roads reopen following early-morning boxcar fire in Philadelphia
Tue, 16 Apr 2019 04:55:15 -0700
Area roadways have reopened following a boxcar fire around midnight Tuesday morning on the East Falls Bridge near Martin Luther King Drive in Fairmount Park. The response to the fire caused traffic issues in the area, as crews had difficulty getting water to the scene due to the location. Firefighters had to lay hoses nearly a half a mile to get to the fire, and it caused closures and delays for the morning commute.
- PUB DATE: 4/16/2019 4:55:15 AM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV 6 ABC.com
Firefighter hurt battling blaze in Bridesburg
Sun, 14 Apr 2019 19:47:35 -0700
VIDEO: A firefighter was hospitalized on Sunday night battling a blaze in the Bridesburg section of Philadelphia. It happened on the 4200 block of Almond Street. Flames were coming from the rear of a garage when crews arrived. The hurt firefighter suffered a minor injury and is expected to be ok. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
- PUB DATE: 4/14/2019 7:47:35 PM - SOURCE: WPVI-TV 6 ABC.com
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