A pick-up truck was said to have burst into flames Tuesday afternoon on the westbound off-ramp from U.S. Route 422 at Armand Hammer Boulevard. No one was injured. The truck was towed away.
A crash between a passenger car and a utility truck Friday afternoon in Sanatoga immobilized both vehicles and required a portion of westbound East High Street to be closed at North Pleasant View Road. Both drivers declined medical treatment.
A fire call on the 300 block of Steeplechase Lane at the Spring Valley Farms housing community in Lower Pottsgrove brought Sanatoga and Ringing Hill volunteers to the scene. It was quickly extinguished.
Lower Pottsgrove's two fire companies, Sanatoga and Ringing Hill, pay for liquid absorbent materials and other accident clean-up costs from their budgets. A proposed township law would let them bill insurers for that expense.
Ringing Hill fire-fighter Steve Dragon responds to emergencies in Lower Pottsgrove and, occasionally, beyond. He also has become a popular author of two children's books (so far), based on stories he once told his own kids.
Firefighters rescued a domestic cat Tuesday while responding to calls emergency calls at the Old Reading Pike fire in West Pottsgrove. It apparently believed the building was safer, and escaped.
Real estate developers are clearing property on the west side of Evergreen Road. They're allowing Lower Pottsgrove's fire companies to train in vacant buildings there before being demolished.
In what responding fire police claim was the latest of several similar incidents in recent days, railroad crossing gates lowered prematurely Friday night on South Hanover Street. A train arrived about 15 minutes later.