Thursday, March 7, 2013
Fire officials warn against the dangers of not properly disposing the ashes from your fireplace.
Emergency crews responded to a fire Thursday morning on Charles Street. Southampton Fire Company Chief Tom Brown said embers from a fireplace placed in a plastic can ignited a fire just after 7 a.m. this morning. Brown said the fire was contained to the exterior of the home and no one was injured in the blaze. While he could not give the official time, he said the blaze was knocked down in a short period of time. "We recommend that you keep ashes from your fireplace in a metal container, and then the store that container away from your home," said Brown. "Don't store ashes in plastic, don't keep them in your garage—get them outside and away from the exterior of your home." Members of the Southampton Fire Company, Warminster Fire …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Crews have taken down a Russell Drive home ravaged by a late October fire.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Southampton Fire Company will drive jolly old St. Nick through town this Saturday.
Sirens will announce the arrival of Santa this weekend. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, members of the Southampton Fire Company will accompany Santa through town on a fire truck. The department reminds everyone that Santa will hit every street in town and reminds everyone to refrain from chasing after the fire truck for safety reasons.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Members of the Southampton Fire Company made a special call Thursday evening, to surprise the winners of the department's annual fire prevention poster contest.
Neighbors gathered outside near Schaefer Field Thursday evening as the sirens of fire trucks could be heard blaring down Provident Road. "Did someone here call 9-1-1?" firefighters from the Southampton Fire Company asked six-year-old Taylor Trainor. Taylor, who had just returned from swimming class, shook her head full of damp hair no as she stood wide-eyed on the front lawn of her home in the Latimer Farms neighborhood of Southampton. It was only when Sparky the Fire Dog sneaked up behind Taylor that the team of firefighters who had assembled let her in on their secret. Taylor had been selected as one of three winners of the fire company's annual Fire Prevention Week poster contest. "I was very surprised," said Taylor, a first grader at…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.
Update - 7:24 p.m. When firefighters arrived to Russell Drive in the Rose Valley section of Upper Southampton Thursday afternoon, fire was blazing and heavy smoke was billowing from the roof of a single-family dwelling. Fire crews quickly went into service and worked for more than an hour to fully extinguished the fire, which was reported at around 3:30 p.m., officials said. At one point, firefighters were evacuated due to the intensity of the flames. Township Fire Marshal Mark Showmaker said The homeowner was in the house at the time of the blaze but was not hurt. Shoemaker said he expects to be investigating the scene for several hours. While the fire was classified as a 1-alarm blaze, incident commanders requested additional fire …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
A mother and her two children were rescued from their burning Richboro home after a neighbor reported seeing flames.
A mother and her two children were rescued from their Richboro home late Tuesday night after a neighbor reported seeing flames coming from the house, according to the fire chief. The Northampton Township Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched to 450 Worthington Mill Rd. at 11:47 p.m., Fire Chief Adam Selisker told Patch. The report was called in by a neighbor who was out walking her dog. "We saw fire coming from the side of the house," Selisker said. "No one had evacuated the house." The firefighters forced open the front door to find that three people were still inside. The firefighters and the police department took the people—a mother and her two children—out of the home, Selisker added. "We woke them up by breaking in the door," …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Celebrate Fire Prevention Week at the Southampton Fire Company's annual open house Thursday evening.
Learn about fire prevention and meet the volunteers who help keep our town safe at the Southampton Fire Company's open house Thursday evening. Visit the fire station on Street Road between 7 and 9 p.m. and explore the company's fire trucks, take part in demonstrations and learn about fire safety and prevention. Too late for the little ones? Take your toddler to meet the firefighters, see a fire engine up close and say hello to Sparky the Fire Dog at the library this morning. Members of the fire company will be stopping by the Southampton Free Library Thursday at 11:15 a.m. To register for the library event, call 215-322-1415 ext. 4.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Neighbors paint a harrowing portrait of a man on a steady decline.
Several people gathered outside of their homes to watch a bizarre scene unfold on the 1300 block of Stephen Way Friday evening. One of their neighbors had holed up inside his burning home and was refusing to leave. Steve Shepper lives next-door to the house involved in the fire. He said when he arrived home from work he saw smoke billowing out of the vents on the side of the house. “There was an older couple who stopped their car in the middle of the road. A gentleman got out and was banging on the door,” he said. “My neighbor poked his head out and said ‘It’s just a little smoke,’ then he shut the door and went back inside.” Shepper said he called 9-1-1 and told the dispatcher of the situation. He said the police arrived quickly, along …
Police and Fire Departments have responded to a house fire and found a man inside who will not leave.
Police and fire departments at 6 p.m. Friday responded to the scene of a house fire near Stephen Way off of Joan Drive in Southampton, according to emergency reports. Reports state that a man, who "has a history of being armed and violent," barricaded himself inside the burning house. Smoke was coming from the second floor, but the man was on the first floor, preventing emergency workers from reaching the scene. Firefighters found the bulk of the fire on the first floor and attacked it from outside. There was no further word on the condition of the barricaded man.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
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