2 suffer minor injuries in Irwin apartment fire
Two people were treated Sunday for minor smoke inhalation after escaping from a fire in an Irwin apartment building.
Irwin Assistant Fire Chief Samuel Bray said borough police and a state police fire marshal are investigating the cause of the 6:45 a.m. blaze. The fire was contained to one apartment in the three-story, six-unit building in the 600 block of Walnut Street, he said. Firefighters had flames under control in about 30 minutes.
The remaining apartments sustained water and smoke damage, Bray said. The unit where the fire originated was gutted.
Four other residents were evacuated. The Red Cross is assisting the victims, Bray 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.
- 9 miles of roads to be paved in Hempfield
- Tenant charged in fire that destroyed Latrobe apartment house
- Vandals ruin Ligonier Township farmers’ garden
- Southmoreland commencement scheduled for Friday evening
- Ligonier Township K-9 officer home to recover from deadly collision
- A family’s flag flies again in Mt. Pleasant
- Pair of zoning requests denied by Unity board
- Westmoreland jail warden pushes for full-body scanner to find drugs, contraband
- Ex-Delmont man found dead in Florida
- Westmoreland County Community College trustees approve $38M preliminary budget
- Acme man’s ephemeral sculptures appear to defy laws of physics