Last night as I was driving across the bridge I saw an impressive plume of dark smoke rising from a fire up in the stratosphere of West Tarentum (that is an area where one looks down on the Tarentum Bridge).
Flames were clearly visible at the bottom of the plume of smoke. By the time I parked my car and walked back to a vantage point to take a picture, the flames had been brought under control and were no longer visible above the treetops.
For those of you who claim the Valley News Dispatch does not cover local news, today's paper had a striking action photo by Louis Ruediger showing the firefighters at the scene.
The thumbnail version of the picture should give you an idea what you missed if you did not read the paper edition of the VND. No wonder the newspaper box at the corner of Corbet and Fourth was already empty this morning when I drove by.