TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Boy playing with matches starts fire in Greensburg home

Daily Photo Galleries

Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, 4:51 p.m.
 

An accidental fire started by a 6-year-old playing with matches Monday afternoon caused about $15,000 in damage and displaced a family, Greensburg officials said.

No one was hurt in the fire.

The boy “threw matches ... and caught a pile of clothes on fire,” in the two-story frame home at 817 West Newton St., said Greensburg detective and fire investigator Jerry Vernail.

The fire caused “pretty significant damage to the basement,” along with smoke and water damage, he said.

Firefighters put out the fire in the basement of the house, fire Chief Ed Hutchinson said. The road, also called Route 136, was closed while emergency crews put out the flames.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Rossi: Middling Steelers must make a statement
  2. Steelers free safety Mitchell is still settling into role on defense
  3. Red Wings rally, shock Penguins in overtime
  4. Predators winger Neal caught ‘blindsided’ by trade from Penguins
  5. Report linking field surface to cancer elicits Mt. Lebanon protest
  6. Queen sends first tweet, signed ‘Elizabeth R’
  7. Steelers’ Adams delivers in pinch against Texans
  8. Former Ligonier Township supervisor accused of abusing position, viewing porn on the job
  9. Man shot, killed after leaving Elliott bar early Friday
  10. House has Pitt defense trending in right direction
  11. Swap parties offer friendly, thrifty get-togethers
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.