What started as a grill fire on the front porch of a residential unit at Walnut Ridge Estates on Buchert Road in Lower Pottsgrove later involved the porch itself, according to emergency dispatchers.
Montgomery County emergency dispatchers sent Ringing Hill volunteers and others Wednesday afternoon to the Lower Pottsgrove pumping station on Villa Drive to investigate a reported gas leak. They returned to stations 15 minutes later.
Snowfall totals in portions of Montgomery, Berks and Chester counties, tallied Saturday night by the National Weather Service, might surprise you. With the storm ended, speed restrictions on U.S. Routes 422 and 202 were lifted.
Montgomery County's team of 9-1-1 emergency telephone operators handle an average of more than 2,300 calls daily. More people are needed to do the work. The county is looking for qualified applicants.
What was said to be a fire involving machinery Friday afternoon at Dana Corp. on Center Avenue in Pottstown brought several companies and departments to the scene. Most efforts regarding the incident appeared to occur indoors. Firefighters began leaving about 30 minutes later.
It's been more than two weeks since Tropical Storm Isaias hit western Montgomery County, but a few property owners still need help. Volunteer assistance might be available, but it ends Aug. 28.
Powerful storms bore down Wednesday with torrential rain and persistent winds, which at one point gusted up to 76 mph in Pottstown. They created heavy property damage locally and across Montgomery County.
An electrical wire burned and fell to the ground Tuesday from atop utility poles lining Hilltop Road in Lower Pottsgrove. Utility contractors were working in the area at the time. Firefighters responded.