TribLIVE

| News


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

Fire damages home in Carnegie; crews battle ice, too

James Knox - Hoses used to put out a Carnegie fire froze and couldn't be rolled up the morning of Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>James Knox</em></div>Hoses used to put out a Carnegie fire froze and couldn't be rolled up the morning of Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.
James Knox | Tribune-Review - Firefighter Robert Lieiseki (right) tugs on frozen hoses as fellow Crafton firefighters Andrew Beardmore (left) and Mark Hyre (second from left) try to free them after the hoses froze to the sidewalk on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, following a fire in the 400 block of Ridge Avenue in Carnegie.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>James Knox | Tribune-Review</em></div>Firefighter Robert Lieiseki (right) tugs on frozen hoses as fellow Crafton firefighters Andrew Beardmore (left) and Mark Hyre (second from left) try to free them after the hoses froze to the sidewalk on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, following a fire in the 400 block of Ridge Avenue in Carnegie.

Daily Photo Galleries

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, 9:03 a.m.
 

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.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Sestak kicks off U.S. Senate campaign — with a couple missteps
  2. Court rules Steelers must pay Okobi workers comp
  3. 11 Ligonier Township residents rescued by boat from floodwaters
  4. Elizabeth Township, McKeesport impacted by ice jam on Youghiogheny River
  5. Penguins need trade-deadline acquisitions to bring toughness
  6. PennDOT alerts drivers to numerous road closures due to flooding, debris
  7. Shania’s first tour in 11 years includes Pittsburgh stop
  8. Owner of Strip District nightclub Ivy agrees to close after shooting
  9. Blue Jays’ Martin has ‘nothing but praise’ for former Pirates teammates
  10. Police: Suspect in 1970 cold case homicide of 17-year-old dies days before charges filed
  11. Artist born without arms, legs gives Hampton students peek into her world