Tag Archive | fires

Fire on Spruce Street

fire17dddI try not to get too preachy about things, but I have a prayer/good vibes request for all of you out there.

Yesterday, a home in my neighborhood caught fire and the family lost pretty much everything. If you could send your thoughts/prayers/good vibes to them, I would appreciate it.

It’s always devastating to hear about these things, but this one hits so close to home – literally – it genuinely shook me up.

Luckily, no people were injured. However, some of the family’s pets did not make it.

Thanks, everyone! And especially thanks to the fire personnel who were able to contain the fire!

Frozen photos

We’ve all talked about how it’s cold.

But sometimes you just have to see it to believe it. There’s nothing like seeing the icicles form to see how freaking cold it really is.

Yesterday, there was a fire in Danville, and our photographer captured the chill perfectly:

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Around the country, it was much the same story, as illustrated is ABCNews.com “The Week In Photos:

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Ann Arbor firefighters work to put out a fire that engulfed Happy’s Pizza in Ann Arbor, Mich., Jan. 7, 2014. Firefighters worked for several hours in temperatures that dipped to minus 15 degrees to extinguish the blaze at the pizza shop. No injuries were reported. (Melanie Maxwell/The Ann Arbor News/AP Photo)

Bundled up against the minus 5-degree temperatures in Pittsburgh, a couple walks past a storefront advertising a European Wax Center, Jan. 7, 2014. A high of 2 degrees is called for on Tuesday in Pittsburgh. (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo)

Bundled up against the minus 5-degree temperatures in Pittsburgh, a couple walks past a storefront advertising a European Wax Center, Jan. 7, 2014. A high of 2 degrees is called for on Tuesday in Pittsburgh. (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo)

A person struggles to cross a street in blowing and falling snow, as the Gateway Arch appears in the distance, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (Jeff Roberson/AP Photo)

A person struggles to cross a street in blowing and falling snow, as the Gateway Arch appears in the distance, Jan. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. Snow that began in parts of Missouri Saturday night picked up intensity after dawn Sunday with several inches of snow on the ground by midmorning and more on the way. (Jeff Roberson/AP Photo)

Stay warm, people!

More photos: Shamokin fire

It doesn’t matter how many fires you go to as a reporter, it doesn’t matter how many deaths you write about, each one affects you.

I remember the faces of the people I’ve written about posthumously. I still feel the emotion.

And yesterday was no different. I went to a fire in Shamokin, where a young girl died. It was wrenching to think that she was just 13-years-old.

But you still have a job to do and information to get out.

Part of my job yesterday was to take photos, and here’s some of them.

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Now Trending on Facebook

There were some big stories breaking early in the week this week, with some almost-celebrity sightings, a house fire and a tragic shooting in the Poconos which had people talking on the Daily Item’s Facebook page.

Take a look at what people were talking about this week:

  • Monday, there was a huge house fire in Point Township, in which a family lost their home, but were all safe, which is the important thing. Here’s a photo from the scene:561213_10151743093271168_433717537_n
  • Also Monday, there was a shooting in Monroe County at a town supervisor’s meeting, which raised concerns about the safety of public meetings.
  • On a much lighter note, fans of the A&E hit “Duck Dynasty” got worked up Wednesday, when a production truck parked at the Susquehanna Valley Mall, which they thought was carrying the stars of the show. Unfortunately, that was not the case.

Bonus Photos: Freeburg fire

On Saturday evening as many people were in the middle of enjoying their three-day weekend, a house fire broke out in Freeburg, Snyder County.

It was pretty big too, the fire spread to an adjacent, historical building and pretty much demolished both buildings.

The smoke was really bad and stuck to my clothes afterward – I think it might still be there.

Here’s a couple photos that I took on the scene there of the buildings:

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Bonus photos: Milton house fire

Here’s photos from the scene of a house fire on Mahoning Street in Milton yesterday.

The fire seemed to be under control, but all of a sudden smoke began pouring out of the top of the home and the roof caught fire and began to collapse.

It was truly startling.

Read more at dailyitem.com.

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Bonus Photos: Church fire

Unfortunately, once again, I have extra photos from the scene of a fire.

And while fires can be devastating events, I continue to be amazed by how resilient people can be. For example, these photos are from Arbogast Lutheran Church in Mount Pleasant Mills, which has vowed to rebuild.

Read more on dailyitem.com:

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