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Power Lines Down in Front of Lodi Home

By DAMIEN DANIS, Senior Correspondent | May 03, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

Story No. 050420103

Lodi, NJ - On the morning of May 3rd at 7:30 A.M., the Lodi FD was dispatched to a reported wire down at 116 Westervelt Pl. Upon arrival, Assistant Chief Moses Owen had a re-dispatch of the call, upgrading it to a house fire. A high tension wire had fallen in front of a home, which charged the underground drain pipe from the home to the street. The gutter pipe and fence became energized. The outside fire was quickly extinguished when public service cut the power. There was no fire spread to the brick home. Wallington, Saddle Brook, Rochelle Park, Garfield and Wood-Ridge were on scene to assist if conditions warranted.

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