Fire claims garage, machinery of Parks Township lawn care business
Thousands of dollars worth of equipment and tools were lost when fire destroyed a garage in the Kepple Hill section of Parks Township on Saturday afternoon.
The fire, behind 1130 Highland Ave., was reported to 911 about 12:30 p.m.
The garage housed mowers, trimmers and tools used by Dennis Majercik, owner of DLM Contracting, a lawn care business.
A motorcycle and hot tub inside the garage and a car parked outside were among the possessions damaged or destroyed.
No injuries were reported.
Parks Township fire Chief Jay Start said the fire's cause was not known but it did not appear suspicious. Majercik said he had burned boxes in a pit near the garage earlier in the morning, but was convinced the fire was out before he left.
Neighbors who Majercik said witnessed the fire said it appeared to have started inside the garage.
“My whole business is in there, and more,” Majercik said. “The loss is significant.”
Brian C. Rittmeyer is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-226-4701.
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.
- Gas prices are falling, but Pittsburgh area lags behind average
- Deer Lakes adds staff
- Harrison officials consider alternative routes
- Natrona Heights Scoutmaster proud to carry on tradition
- Despite flat tire, driver refuses to stop
- A-K Valley public pools deal with deficits, repair costs, lower attendance
- Haiti native teaches Creole to missionaries at Zion United Methodist Church
- Cambodian students answer Oakmont group’s prayers
- Blessings in a Backpack to help feed Verner Elementary students
- Lower Burrell officers recognized for ending theft ring
- Leechburg Area School District contracts with Pittsburgh firm for online database