This evening severe thunderstorms moved thru the county and kept area fire crews busy for several hours. Crabtree crews handled tree & wires calls, along with an odor of smoke in a residence and a medical assist. Units out 2 hours.
At 16:42 the rescue alarm was sent to the village of Luxor, Hempfield Twp for a male who had fallen down into a hole in the yard. Crews arrived to find a male who had fallen down a 25 foot hole into an old mine shaft.
This evening severe thunderstorms moved thru the county and kept area fire crews busy for several hours. Crabtree crews handled tree & wires calls, along with an odor of smoke in a residence and a medical assist.
At 19:06 Rescue & Utility 34 responded on the Working Fire Assignment into Derry Township for fire in the kitchen of a group of patio homes. 1st arriving units put a quick knock on the fire and were faced with extensive overhaul and smoke throughout the attic spaces of 4 units.
Last evening into this morning, Crabtree crews were kept busy with several incidents related to the high winds that swept thru the area. Engine & Utility 34 handled trees & wires down throughout the area, a tree down on a parked vehicle and a natural gas leak in a residence.
This morning at 09:00 Rescue 34 and neighboring companies operated at a House Fire in the City of Greensburg. 1st arriving crews were met with heavy smoke & fire in a 2 1/2 story residence that was extending to a neighboring residence.
At 16:25 Engine 34 ran a 2-alarm house fire on the south side of Loyalhanna Twp, 131's District. Initial crews were met with heavy fire in the basement extending into the 1st floor. The Engine crew assisted with overhaul and salvage operations.
At 12:27 area fire crews were alerted to a local bank in New Alexandria for a smoke condition inside the building (77 District) Engine & Utility 34 arrived 2nd due, splitting crews to the roof & interior, assisting with locating the source.
At 21:52 Engine & Rescue 34 operated at a House Fire in 114's District. First arriving units found fire thru the roof of the garage area and the rear of the living area well-off, along with outbuildings involved.
At 18:10 Rescue 34 operated at a House Fire in the West Point section of Hempfield Twp (96 District). Crews had a kitchen fire that extended to the 2nd floor and ran the attic space. The Rescue crew, along with Rescue 10, threw ladders and set up RIT operations.
At 11:22 Rescue 34 ran into the City of Greensburg for an HVAC unit on fire at Westmoreland Hospital with smoke on several floors. Crews had a quick knockdown and the Rescue was released after approx 20 mins.
At 08:44 Rescue & Utility 34 operated at a mobile home fire in Derry Twp, 71's District. Crews had a fully involved home with exposure issues. The crews assisted with suppression and extensive overhaul.
This morning at 04:23 Engine 34 transferred into Tunnelton-Conemaugh Twp VFD for coverage of the area, while crews from northern Westmoreland County & Southern Indiana County battled a structure fire in Avonmore Boro.
As severe evening storms rolled through our area and the County was getting pounded with storm-related calls, Unity Twp fire crews were sent to the Mountain View Speedway for a lightning strike with smoke in the building.