Downed wires sparks car fire in Fol­croft; 2 ve­hi­cles de­stroyed

Daily Times (Primos, PA) - - NEWS - By the Times Staff

FOL­CROFT >> Two un­oc­cu­pied cars were de­stroyed and a third sus­tained dam­age Fri­day when a high-ten­sion power line downed by blus­tery winds ig­nited one on fire and spread to the oth­ers, po­lice said.

Res­i­dents in four homes along the 700 block of School Lane were safely evac­u­ated through the rear of their prop­er­ties as the drama played out in front, not far from Del­croft El­e­men­tary School, Deputy Po­lice Chief Christo­pher Eis­er­man said.

The in­ci­dent was re­ported shortly be­fore 11:30 a.m., draw­ing fire­fight­ers to the scene.

Once the line was de-en­er­gized by PECO an hour later, fire­fight­ers quickly ex­tin­guished the flames, Eis­er­man said. No in­juries were re­ported.

Ac­cord­ing to Eis­er­man, a Kia and a Ford 500 were com­pletely en­gulfed, while a Honda CR-V sus­tained dam­ages on the pas­sen­ger side.

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Flames con­sume car in Fol­croft sparked by downed wires Fri­day af­ter­noon. No in­juries were re­ported.

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Fire­fight­ers ex­tin­guish car fire in Fol­croft caused by downed wires Fri­day. No in­juries were re­ported; two cars were de­stroyed.

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