Burning Smell Awakens Upper Pottsgrove Family

UPPER POTTSGROVE PA – The smell of what an official said may have been a burning wire prompted a Rose Valley Road, Upper Pottsgrove, family to call for first responders Wednesday morning (Dec. 16, 2020) shortly after 2 a.m. and then retreat to the warmth of their nearby car as firefighters investigated in slightly-below-freezing temperatures (at top).

No flames were apparent, and no hoses were needed as local fire company volunteers probed for a cause. An Upper Pottsgrove police officer on the scene said no one was injured.

Burning Smell Awakens Upper Pottsgrove Family

To assist in their work firefighters took short ladders and hand-held tools (above and below) into the house, which was decorated outside with colored lights for the holidays. At least one neighbor, assumedly awakened by the response, watched from behind a curtain in a home across the street as a large-screen television shone behind her.

Burning Smell Awakens Upper Pottsgrove Family

Responding were the Upper Pottsgrove, West End of Stowe, and Ringing Hill fire companies, Goodwill Ambulance, and police.

Crews began clearing the scene about an hour after arriving.

Burning Smell Awakens Upper Pottsgrove Family

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