Friday, January 25, 2013
Investigation has started for a fire reported to be an outdoor electrical fire, per residents and neighbors
Update 4:05 p.m.: North Penn Volunteer Fire Company Chief Chris Park reported that no residents or firefighters were injured at the scene today. "We just started our investigation," said Park. "There were reports of electric popping." Park said that one woman and two girls were inside the home, when they heard a "popping" sound. They went outside to find the house was on fire. There was heavy smoke in the front section of the home, as well as along a side wall. Six residents of the Liebel family live at 333 Washington Avenue, including two young girls and two young boys. "The house has been completely damaged with fire, smoke and water," said Park. Everybody that was home at the time were safely staying at the Hawkins-Brand household next …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Electrical fires, untreated roads and an assault victim make up morning and afternoon of snowstorm
Update 6:10 p.m. Electrical fire reported outside in Hatfield Township on Cowpath Road. Vehicle fire at Summit Street and South Second Street in North Wales. Accident at Bethlehem Pike and Garden Golf Boulevard in Montgomery Township. Road obstruction at Knapp Road and North Wales Road in Montgomery Township, and at North Wales Road and Sycamore Drive in Lansdale. Update 5:15 p.m. Vehicle accident at Knapp Road and Sycamore Drive, Montgomery Township. PECO reports at least 42,000 without power in Montgomery County. Road obstruction at Pennbrook Avenue and Webster Avenue, and at Cowpath Road and Lansdale Avenue. Update 4:04 p.m. Brookside Apartments at Cowpath Road and Line Street is without power. Update 3:11 p.m. Traffic light at Squirrel…
Friday, April 29, 2011
Towamencin Fire Company responded to a call from a resident who saw smoke and heard popping noises.
Shortly after 2 p.m., three trucks from the Towamencin Fire Company were dispatched to 604 Freedom Circle, on the end of the Towamencin Condominium complex. "The owner said he heard a popping noise and saw smoke, so he called us immediately," said Kevin Pezzano, fire marshal of the Towamencin Fire Company. Upon arrival, the fire department initially believed a dishwasher was the cause, but after turning off the circuit breakers, they realized the problem was located behind the cabinets. "He had an electrical wire that goes under the cabinet, which feeds his garbage disposal. The insulation on the non-metallic cable broke down, and the insulation on the actual conductors inside the cable broke down, causing them to arc," said Pezzano. …
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
A small chimney fire on Oakland Avenue caused no damage or injuries. Also, Montgomery Township responded to an electrical fire call.
Fairmount Fire Co. investigated a minor chimney fire at 97 Oakland Ave. Monday night. The homeowner reported seeing flames and smoke from the chimney. There was no smoke damage, fire damage or injuries, according to an official at the scene. Fairmount received the call at 9:33 p.m. The investigation wrapped up at around 11 p.m. Fairmount Fire Police blocked off Oakland Avenue between Laurel Lane and East Main Street. In additional fire news, the Fire Department of Montgomery Township responded to an electrical fire call at around 9:30 p.m. at Roberts Lane and North Line Street. According to fire police Captain Rob Bailey, there was no incident; rather, wind had hit some wires.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Fire started between carbon dioxide cylinder and grease trap in rear of building
Towamencin Fire Marshal Kevin Pezzano and Towamencin Police are still investigating a fire that broke out in the rear of Blue Dog Pub Friday night around 10:15. At this time, the fire is deemed as "suspicious," according to Towamencin Vol. Fire Co. Chief Dean Miller. "It's suspicious at this point. We're not sure if it was mechanical or otherwise," said Miller. "The process is to eliminate all possibilities and see what we have left." Pezzano said police are working to see if any closed-circuit cameras may have captured someone behind the building in the Allen Forge Shopping Center. "We are working to see if something captured what was going on back there. We interviewed employees and now we have to sort through all the information they …