Around town: January 22, 2014

Phanat­ic com­ing to Fox Chase

Philly’s fa­vor­ite green fuzzy mas­cot will make a guest ap­pear­ance in Fox Chase this Sunday, as the Cpl. John Loudensla­ger Amer­ic­an Le­gion Post 366 hosts a fun­draiser for its youth base­ball pro­gram.

The Phil­lie Phanat­ic will high­light four hours of fun at the Post 366 hall, 7976 Ox­ford Ave. Doors open at 2 p.m. Tick­ets cost $25 for adults 21 and over, $15 for ages 12 to 20 and $5 for kids un­der 12. Ad­mis­sion in­cludes a buf­fet, soft drinks and beer (for those 21 and over). There will be auc­tions, raffles and pos­sibly ap­pear­ances by oth­er mem­bers of the Phil­lies or­gan­iz­a­tion.

For in­form­a­tion, call Larry at 267-615-6894 or Matt at 215-206-0281. ••

PWD slates sew­er work in NE

The Phil­adelphia Wa­ter De­part­ment will be work­ing on Sus­sex Lane, from West Crown Av­en­ue to Prince Circle, for sew­er work through the sum­mer.

Min­is­calco Con­struc­tion LLC is per­form­ing the work, which began on Jan. 15. A wa­ter de­part­ment in­spect­or will be on site every day. The street might be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Trash should be placed at the curb as reg­u­larly sched­uled, and the con­tract­or will as­sist the De­part­ment of Streets with pickup.

For in­form­a­tion, call 215-685-6300. ••

Candle star­ted Lawndale blaze

A fire that raged in a Lawndale apart­ment house dur­ing a snowstorm earli­er this month was star­ted by the flame of a candle, a Fire De­part­ment spokes­man said last week. Fire­fight­ers ar­rived at the 400 block of Ker­p­er Street to find heavy flames shoot­ing from the two-story build­ing shortly after 4 a.m. on Jan. 3, said Capt. Clif­ford Gil­li­am. Three per-sons were taken to hos-pit-als for ev­al-u-ation.

Gil­li­am said any­one who uses candles should ex­tin­guish them be­fore they go to sleep. Like­wise, they should turn off space heat­ers. 

The Red Cross was on the Ker-p-er Street scene and provided shel-ter to a fam-ily at the Red Cross House at 40th and Pow-elton as well as fin-an-cial as-sist-ance, said spokes-man Dave Schrader.

No fire-fight-ers were in-jured. ••

Fatal fire be­ing in­vest­ig­ated

The city’s Med­ic­al Ex­am­iner has not re­leased the causes of death of a fath­er and son who per­ished in Phil­adelphia’s first fatal fire of the new year on Jan. 11, health de­part­ment spokes­man Jeff Mor­an stated Jan. 15. 

He did identi­fy the vic­tims as Karl May­er, 69, and Thomas May­er, 32. The cause of the fire in their home on the 12000 of block Sa­lina Place was not yet de­term­ined, Capt. Clif­ford Gil­li­am said Jan. 15. The fire in the cul-de-sac row house was re­por­ted at 9:07 a.m. Sat­urday, Jan. 11, the cap­tain had said, and the vic­tims were found in the home after the blaze was un­der con­trol at 9:37 a.m. ••

Fire­house clos­ing tem­por­ar­ily

Fire­fight­ers and para­med­ics on Monday moved out of the fire­house at Bustleton and Bowl­er, said Fire De­part­ment spokes­man Capt. Clif­ford Gil­li­am. The fire­house in the mu­ni­cip­al build­ing at 9845 Bustleton Ave. that also houses the 7th Po­lice Dis­trict, city of­fices and the Po­lice De­part­ment’s re­gion­al com­mand cen­ter will be closed only tem­por­ar­ily while sched­uled re­pairs are com­pleted, Gil­li­am said. Per­son­nel from En­gine 62, Lad­der 34 and Med­ic Unit 6 should be back in about six to eight weeks, he said.

En­gine 62 will be re­lo­cated to En­gine Com­pany 18 at 8205 Roosevelt Blvd. Lad­der 34 and Med­ic 6 will be in the En­gine 58 fire­house at 812 Hendrix St.••

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