Archive for June, 2011

Downed powerline and car fire.


June 3, 2011. Philadelphia, Pa.
At about 11:00 am this morning, gusty winds downed a tree branch which severed a 13,000 volt power line on Chester Ave. just west of 43rd St. The power line hit a Crescent Cab Co. taxi and immediately started it on fire. Philadelphia Fire Dept. crews were on the scene to cordon off the area for safety within minutes of the car catching fire. PECO workers arrived shortly thereafter to shut off the power in the downed line so the fire crew could safely extinguish the car fire. No injuries were reported.