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AL: Electrical Fire Displaces 14; $250,0000 in damages

Montgomery, Alabama:  A two-alarm electrcial fire that ripped through the second story of a Montgomery Village townhouse on Sunday night displaced 14 people, according to Montgomery County fire department officials.  “No civilians or firefighters were injured,” said Assistant Chief Scott Graham, a spokesman for the Montgomery Country Fire and Rescue Service.

Fire and rescue personnel responded at around 11 p.m. to the fire, which occurred in the 18200 block of Kilrush Court.  Officials believe the fire was electrical and accidental, Graham said.  Damages from the fire totaled approximately $250,000, Graham said, adding that four housing units were damaged.

Firefighters arriving at the scene noticed heavy flames coming from the second story of a townhouse. The townhouse and surrounding houses were evacuated and the fire was extinguished quickly, Graham said.  The Red Cross is making accommodations for some of the displaced people, while others will be staying with relatives.

Stroy via Gazette.net

PA Man Electrocuted Working at Regency Tower Apartments

November 1, 2010 Leave a comment

MONTGOMERY, PENNSYLVANIA – Residents of the Regency Towers Apartments, 1003 Easton Road, Willow Grove, experienced a partial power outage Oct. 29 after a 36-year-old electrician was electrocuted while work on the buildings’ electrical breakers, police said.

The Upper Moreland Police Department, the Willow Grove Fire Co. and Second Alarmers Rescue Squad responded to the scene, police said, adding that the victim was conscious and standing when emergency personnel arrived. He was treated immediately by Second Alarmers and flown to Temple University Hospital where he was treated and released.

There was no fire so evacuation of the nine-story building was not necessary, police said.

Story via MontgomeryNews.com