Fire erupts in Moon Township when Jeep strikes gas line |

Fire erupts in Moon Township when Jeep strikes gas line

Tawnya Panizzi
No one was injured in a Moon Township fire that happened after a vehicle hit a home’s gas line and burst into flames on Aug. 11, 2019.

No one was injured Sunday night when an unoccupied Jeep rolled into a Moon Township home, hit a gas line and burst into flames, according to Moon Township police.

Members of the Moon Township Volunteer Fire Company responded at about 10:30 p.m. to the 200 block of Scottsdale Drive where they found a vehicle crashed into the side of a house. Both were on fire.

A woman told police that she lost control while trying to get into the vehicle and it slipped out of gear and drifted from her driveway into the nearby home.

“In the process, the vehicle struck the home’s natural gas meter, igniting the vehicle and spreading quickly to the house,” according to a statement by Moon police.

No one was inside the home, where the fire charred the aluminum siding and caused windows to break.

Other departments that assisted at the scene include Crescent, Coraopolis, Imperial, Groveton, North Fayette and Sewickley.

Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121 x1512, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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