Earlier Morning Structure Fire
Kirwan Heights Fire Department responded as part of a 4th alarm assignment into Dormont for a working structure fire. Crews arrived onscene at the rear of the structure to find Mt. Lebanon Fire Department working on divisions 1 and 2. Shortly after arrival, evacuation tones were sent out and all firefighters transitioned into a defensive attack protecting bravo and delta side exposures. Kirwan Heights was onscene for about 4 hours assisting with fire ground operations.
Photos courtesy: M. Quinlan
Late Night Structure Fire
Kirwan Heights Fire Department, along with several other area departments, responded as mutual aid into Heidelberg Borough for the report of a fully involved house fire. Crews arrived onscene to find active interior fire suppression operations by Heidelberg and Glendale Fire Departments. There was heavy smoke and flames noted from the structure. Kirwan Heights Fire Department was assigned to R.I.T. operations along with Dormont Fire.
KHFD is requesting the help of the local community for this family. The occupants of the house are fellow firefighters and have lost everything. They also have 2 young children. Rennerdale Fire Department is serving as a drop off point for clothing. For more information, visit the CV Primary School PTG Facebook page or CV Patch.
We are currently accepting donations at the Fire Department. Please send them to: Kirwan Heights Fire Dept., "Attn: Firefighter Atkins Relief Fund", 1200 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017.
A very strong thank you goes out to Guardian Self Storage as they have graciously donated a 10 x 15 storage unit to be used for Firefighter Atkins.
Photos courtesy: Pat Saltzman
Spring Ahead…Change Batteries
Today is the start of Daylight Savings Time. Remember to set your clocks ahead 1 hour and change the batteries in all of your smoke detectors. 9 volts can save your life!
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Kirwan Heights Fire Department responded to the report of a two vehicle accident with rollover and entrapment. Crews arrived onscene to find heavy damage to both vehicles with one on it's side.
There were minor injuries reported from crews onscene at the accident. Traffic was impaired for about 1 hour as debris cleanup and vehicle removal was done.
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