Wind-swept fire destroys storage facilities in Harmar
A swift-moving fire Saturday afternoon in Harmar destroyed a shed and an attached mobile home used as storage.
The wind-fueled flames scorched much of the driveway of the property at 354 Dremmel Road, off Guys Run Road, destroying a Jeep and damaging several other vehicles.
No one was injured.
The flames did not reach a nearby log home.
The fire was reported about 12:30 p.m. by the homeowner’s daughter, said Allegheny Valley Volunteer Fire Department Chief Kevin Funkhouser.
The homeowner, who wasn’t home when the fire started, declined to comment.
The cause is unknown, Funkhouser said. The Allegheny County Fire Marshal’s Office was called to investigate.
Funkhouser said the fire started in a work shed, then spread to the rest of the structure.
Firefighters extinguished the flames in about 15 minutes, he said.
However, embers blown by high winds sparked small brush fires on the hillside behind the scene of the fire and on a hill across Dremmel Road.
Fire crews used an aerial truck to hose down a large section of the hillside behind the trailer.
Jodi Weigand is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4702 or [email protected].