Archive - Aug 31, 2012 - News Article
It was like staring down the barrel of a loaded gun.
Thatâs what our brave volunteer firefighters must have thought Wednesday during an 11-hour emergency at the scene of a chemical tanker truck rollover in the heart of Kane.
âWe never know what weâre getting into,â Tim Holt, chief of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, said in commenting on the harrowing experience. âVolunteer firefighters put their lives on the line for the community. Theyâre always âright thereâ when theyâre needed even though they know there are risks.â
The evacuation of 1,000 Kane residents Wednesday following a tanker truck rollover is believed to be the largest ever in McKean County.
âIt was probably the largest evacuation,â County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Bruce Manning said Thursday. âI canât remember anything bigger.â
Manning, who was on the scene Wednesday and returned Thursday to Kane to confer with Kane fire chief Tim Holt, said he believes the evacuation exceeded a movement of residents in 1972 due to flooding from Hurricane Agnes.
RIDGWAY - New charges, including multiple drug offenses and illegal possession of firearms, have been filed against Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of Ridgway, currently incarcerated on arson and related charges in connection with two residential fires in Elk County, as well as charges of attempted murder and assault stemming from Milliard's alleged beating of a Ridgway man.