May 04, 2021
Four People Escape House Fire In Wilkinsburg
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Fire Marshal is investigating a fire that broke out early Tuesday morning in Wilkinsburg.
The fire broke out along Ross Street around 4:30 a.m.
KDKA’s Lindsay Ward spoke with a woman who lives inside the home.
HAPPENING NOW— house fire along Ross Ave. in Wilkinsburg.4 ppl. lived inside— all made it out safely. More on @KDKA pic.twitter.com/Uj4mgx18OK
— Lindsay Ward (@LindsayWardTV) May 4, 2021
She says she heard a boom and then saw flames.
Four people live inside the home, including a pregnant woman. All made it out of the home safely.
A lot of damage was done to the front home on the first floor.
(Photo Credit: Lindsay Ward)
The Red Cross is assisting the displaced family.
The cause of the fire is unknown, but the family tells KDKA they believe it is suspicious.
Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.
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Some RMNP Trails May Not Open For Full Year Inside Burn Zones Of States Two Largest Wildfires
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (CBS4) — Two weeks before the traditional start of the tourism season on Memorial Day, many foot trails inside the burn areas of the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome wildfires are still off-limits.
Rocky Mountain National Park officials indicated Wednesday that a number of them will stay that way through the entire season.READ MORE: Seven First Responders In Grand Lake Lose Homes To East Troublesome Fire
“It is unknown when all park trails impacted by the fires of 2020 will re-open,” the park stated in a press release. “Many will re-open this summer, a few will likely remain closed.”
The East Troublesome Fire along Cottonwood Pass on Oct. 21. (credit: Andrew Lussie/Inciweb)
The fires began last summer outside of park boundaries, though at different times. The Cameron Peak Fire started in August and quickly encroached on the park’s northwest corner, then stalled. The East Troublesome Fire started in October some distance from RMNP’s western side.
But both blazes sprinted into the park Oct. 21 during high winds, forcing evacuations in their path.
East Troublesome Fire burn area on Nov. 1, 2020. (credit: CBS)
In the process, they became the two largest wildfires in the state’s recorded history.
They damaged approximately 30,000 acres, or nine percent, of Rocky Mountain National Park’s territory.READ MORE: More Evacuations Ordered For Communities Near Estes Park Due To East Troublesome Fire
The Cameron Peak Fire on Oct. 20, 2020. (credit: Inciweb)
Updated trail status can be viewed on these interactive maps.
Park officials are most concerned about burned trees falling unexpectedly and injuring trail users. The park went so far as to warn travelers entering the park from the Grand Lake side to not park and walk along roadsides or in picnic areas due to the same danger.
A firefighter toured the burn area near the Fern Lake trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park on Nov. 3. (credit: Cameron Peak Fire Incident Management Team)
The Fern Lake Trail is one of the trails that remains closed. Another fire burned through part of that area eight years earlier, also driven by high wind.
RMNP will implement a new timed entry permit system on May 28.
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