Fire damages home in Carnegie; crews battle ice, too
Ice and cold hindered the cleanup from a house fire in Carnegie early Friday.
No one was hurt in the fire, which was reported about 3 a.m. at a house on Ridge Avenue, Carnegie police said.
After firefighters put out the blaze, their equipment was iced over and the hoses were too frozen to roll up.
A wood-burning fireplace insert might have sparked the fire in an unfinished attic/crawl space of the home, Allegheny County Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Don Brucker said.
The concrete steps to the home were covered in ice, and firefighters' gear and equipment became iced over, he said.
Firefighters used a bus to warm up, Brucker said.
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.
- Police: Man wanted in fatal state trooper ambush captured
- 5 Cal U football players arrested for assault; Saturday’s game canceled
- Building collapses in Connellsville; mounds of debris land in street
- Steelers’ prime-time games shrink attendance at Heinz Field
- Steelers must find better balance on defense
- Defense witness testifies on video, absent jurors, of cyanide alternatives
- Southmoreland cross country trio chasing solid finishes
- U.S. Rep Kelly tells Pittsburgh VA official taking over VA Erie top post of need for transparency
- State trooper struck by SUV in Westmoreland faces more surgery, long recovery
- Statewide HSFB notebook: Pope John Paul II football player continues comeback
- Pittsburgh asks judge to let abortion buffer zone remain during legal challenge