Broken tank helps to douse fire
The Johnstown Fire Department received some unlikely assistance in extinguishing a fire Thursday afternoon.
A fire was reported in the second story of a building in the 700 block of Somerset Street in the Kernville section shortly before 1 p.m.
A space heater apparently started the fire, which then spread to a nearby cabinet, Chief Anthony Kovacic said. A fish tank on the cabinet eventually broke, pouring water onto the flames, he said.
Firefighters had the incident contained within a few minutes.
No smoke or fire damage was visible on the outside of the building.
Sheetz sends aid to Sandy victims
Sheetz Inc. has sent refrigerated trucks to assist the American Red Cross in distributing food to the victims of Hurricane Sandy, the company said Thursday.
In an effort to help those devastated by the storm, the convenience restaurant chain also will collect monetary donations for the American Red Cross through Dec. 16 at all Sheetz locations.
Sheetz donated the use of three 48-foot refrigerated distribution trucks and drivers to assist the Red Cross in delivering meals to storm victims in Toms River, East Rutherford and Middletown, N.J. The drivers left for the Red Cross emergency kitchens on Saturday and will stay on site for a minimum of three weeks, with the potential to stay longer if necessary.
“Sheetz has a tradition of helping the American Red Cross whenever it’s been necessary,” Louie Sheetz, executive vice president of marketing, said. “We respect and admire the work that they do in these situations. Their efforts are monumental and that is why we help when we can.”
Broken tank helps to douse fire
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