Monday, July 6, 2015

Queen Village cable fire leads to evacuations, outages

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An underground cable fire in Queen Village caused evacuations and power outages early this morning.

PECO wires near Fifth Street and Passyunk Avenue caught fire shortly after 4 a.m. One building was evacuated due to smoke, officials said.

Firefighters quickly put out the blaze. Emergency crews also checked on a report of high carbon monoxide levels in the area.

At one point, 56 customers were without power as crews worked, PECO said. By 8 a.m., people had been allowed to return home and power had been restored to all but three customers.


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