Downed tree sparks fire in Fox Chase, 2 cars damaged

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Philadelphia firefighters battled a blaze that started when a tree fell on top of two cars Tuesday morning.

It happened around 2:00 a.m. at the intersection of Susquehanna and Verree Roads in the Fox Chase section of the city.

Officials say the cars were damaged when the tree landed on a transformer pulling down wires sparking a fire.

The damaged cars blocked the road along the 800 block of Susquehanna.

About 320 people lost power for a short time as a result of the incident. Power has since been restored to all of the residents.

There were no reports of injuries.

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