A chemical warehouse in Royersford caught fire on Saturday night, bringing first responders from around the area together to battle the blaze. The incident was first reported at around 7:40 p.m. at Hectrio Specialty Chemical System, located on the 400 block of First Avenue. … Continue Reading »
A small fire at a nursing care facility in Montgomery County prompted an evacuation of 110 residents Wednesday night. The fire started around 9:15 p.m. at ManorCare Health Services at 3430 Huntingdon Pike in Lower Moreland Township.
A fire in center city Allentown Wednesday morning was quickly brought under control. The call came in shortly after 9 a.m. for a fire in a third-floor apartment in the 600 block of Hamilton Street. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke on the building’s third floor, according to a crew on the scene. … Continue Reading »
A smoky dumpster fire at Cheddar’s Saturday temporarily closed the Millcreek Township restaurant. Smoke poured out of the loading dock area of the Interchange Road business. A sprinkler extinguished most of the smoke, according to firefighters. Kearsarge and West Ridge firefighters cleared the scene within an hour. … Continue Reading »
A sprinkler system saved a New Kensington business from a potentially devastating blaze after a bin of overheated mop heads spontaneously combusted late Wednesday, according to firefighters. The call came in for an automatic fire alarm at the UniFirst Corp., 1150 Second Ave., about 11:45 p.m. … Continue Reading »
Downingtown STEM Academy reopened last Tuesday after a Monday night fire closed the building down on Monday. The incident occurred Monday night at some point before 9 p.m., authorities said. More than 100 firefighters responded to the scene of the blaze, which was described as “small.” The fire was contained to the fume hood in the science prep room, according to Superintendent Emilie M.… Continue Reading »