Dog dies in Springdale house fire
A house fire in Springdale early Sunday killed the residents' dog before firefighters could put out the flames.
Chief Kevin Wilhelm of the Springdale Borough Volunteer Fire Department said crews were dispatched about 1 a.m. to the house on Oakwood Street. Firefighters contained the fire to the master bedroom and extinguished it within half an hour, he said.
The dog was apparently stuck in the bedroom when the fire broke out, according to Wilhelm. No one was injured.
Wilhelm was unsure if the residents were home at the time or arrived when the fire crews did.
The resident and neighbors could not be reached for comment.
The Allegheny County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.
Braden Ashe is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4673 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Harrison woman burned in trailer fire
- Tarentum fire hits vehicles, garage
- PennDOT response fails to satisfy New Kensington’s safety concerns about Route 366
- Charges filed in June stabbing of Buffalo Township sailor
- Marine recalls Saigon: April 30, 1975 — the day the U.S. Embassy closed
- Woman who stabbed while naked in McKees Rocks believed to be in New Kensington area
- Saxonburg man pleads no contest to setting boy, 7, on fire
- Gas prices are falling, but Pittsburgh area lags behind average
- Deer Lakes hires part-time communications coordinator
- Harrison considers options for Pittsburgh Heritage Trail through township
- Natrona Heights Scoutmaster proud to carry on tradition