Storms Ravage the Township (cont.)
Date: 06.23.2015

While the Rescue was helping to free the trapped motorist, the balance of the company was dispatched to the 500 block of East Spring for a reported house fire. Crews found a large tree limb had taken down high voltage power line. Thousands of volts of electricity were surging into the ground, and unfortunately caught one shed on fire and damaged another. With electricity still flowing, crews had no choice but to wait for the arrival of PECO to de-energize the lines. Extra help from the Narberth & Ardmore fire companies were summoned to assist us in making sure the fire didn't spread to any occupied structures. Crews were on scene for approximately three hours.

While this incident was taking place we had two other calls for service, one on Fairiston Road and the other on Greythorne. Both of these were for outdoor electrical fires involving broken tree limbs.


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