Fire on West Main St. Monongahela PA looking southwest
This fire started at 222 West Main Street, Monongahela Pa. (where Voccelli’s Pizza is located) around 5 a.m Sept. 6, 2009. The fire spread to an adjoining building occupied by Hufnagel Computers. The building occupied by “The Bees Nest” sustained heavy damage when weight from water used to combat the fire caused the roof to collapse. I spoke to a man who lived on the second floor of 222 W. Main and he said that he heard two explosions before the fire started. Two firefighters were also injured in the blaze.
The building at 222 W. Main was one of my favorite buildings in this old part of town although it has been in poor condition for some time. Click here to see my other pictures of the fire.
Fire at Voccelli's Pizza Looking southeast, Main St. Monongahela PA
Fire on West Main St. Monongahela PA
Elliot (on right) takes a break. His dad was one of the people displaced by the fire.
Looking north down Jackson St. Monongahela PA
Crowd watching between Hitch's Hut and 1st Federal, Main St. Monongahela PA
Rear view of two buildings damaged by the fire taken from Chess St. looking north.
The best online article I’ve found about the fire so far is by the Pittsburgh Tribune Review click here to read more.
I have other pictures taken later in the afternoon. Will post them here later tonight or tomorrow.