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Top Floor Fire in Tarentum, Pennsylvania

Three-alarm fire on the eighth floor     HighRiseOps Staff TARENTUM, Pennsylvania – CBS Pittsburgh reports that firefighters responded to the Rachel Carson Hall apartment building in Tarentum for a fire on the top floor. The fire caused the evacuation ...

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Five-Alarm Fire at Pittsburgh Gulf Tower

44-story building evacuated during basement fire     PITTSBURGH (AP) — Fire crews have been battling a fire in a downtown Pittsburgh high-rise that prompted evacuation of the building. Pittsburgh public safety officials said the 9:30 a.m. Wednesday blaze was ...

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New Ladder Trucks Helps Pennsylvania Firefighters with High-Rises

Wilkes-Barre firefighters train with new tiller     HighRiseOps Staff WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania – WNEP reports that Wilkes-Barre firefighters have been training with a new ladder with a truck at the Washington Square Apartments high-rise. “We’re here to set the ladder, ...

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Flooding Causes Electrical Fire at Pennsylvania High-Rise

Firefighters from several departments at work in Shenandoah     HighRise Ops Staff SHENANDOAH, Pennsylvania – The Shenandoah Sentinel reports that a water problem caused an electrical fire at the Shenandoah High Rise downtown early Saturday. Firefighters were called to ...

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One Meridian Plaza Fire

A Building Construction Awareness Project     Fire Engineering In this Building Construction Awareness Project presentation, the panel speaks with Charles Jennings about the One Meridian Plaza fire in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This high-rise fire February 23, 1991, wrecked numerous floors ...

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Three Hurt in Fire at Pennsylvania Seniors’ High-Rise

70 evacuated from New Kensington high-rise apartment building     HighRise Ops Staff NEW KENSINGTON, Pennsylvania – WPXI reports that three people were transported to a hospital after an apartment fire Wednesday. Firefighters responded  to Parnassus Manor  at 3:20 p.m. ...

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Technical Rescue at Philadelphia High-Rise Construction Site

Medical emergency on the 41st floor     HighRise Ops Staff PHILADELPHIA – CBS Philadelphia reports that firefighters rescued a worker onthe 41st floor of a Center City high-rise. Officials said the 60-year-old man was working on the new building ...

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Pennsylvania Firefighters Respond to Fire in High-Rise for Seniors

Small fire at Leighton Elderly Apartments     HighRise Ops Staff LEIGHTON, Pennsylvania – Times News reports Leighton firefighters responded to a fire at the Leighton Elderly Apartments at 101 South First Street. Firefighters extinguished a small fire according to ...

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One Dead in Pennsylvania High-Rise Fire

Fire on the 16th floor injured four others     HighRise Ops Staff TAMAQUA, Pennsylvania – PAHomepage.com reports that one person is dead and three others are being treated for injuries after a fire that broke out in a Tamaqua ...

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