Brush Fire Ignited in Armstrong County, PA

Firefighters are busy fighting a structure fire on Margaret Manor in Kittanning, PA where tankers are having to go into the area and then turn around to get to Staging.

While they are fighting this fire, the Incident Commander (IC) received another call from Dispatch of a brush fire located in the 11300 block of SR 85 in Kittanning.

Tankers 160 and 110 were discussed as the next units to be dispatched.

We will update as more information is known for this second call.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 2/22/2020 1605 PST

Firefighters Fighting Fire While Ammunition Engaging


Firefighters from multiple Townships in Armstrong County, PA are working on containing a fire inside a structure that contains ammunition, putting their lives literally “on the line”.


Command is requesting additional Tankers to respond to the fire.

Resources f rom Kittanning Township FD, Burrell Township Volunteer FD, Dayton District VFD and Elderton Distriction VFD have been dispatched.


The fire is burning  in Cowashannock Township, just off of Route 85.  Fire personnel and equipment are focusing on their efforts in the Margaret Road area.

Tankers are being mostly used to get water on the fire.

Roof was starting to go and Command told all firefighters to stay out of the collapse zone.


We wil provide an update when more information is known. For now, limited information is being released by the fire / police departments or news media.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – 2/22/2020 1600 PST