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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

College Park Store Sustained Fire Damage


A fire at a College Park home improvement store is currently under investigation. On Tuesday, November 6, at around 5:30 pm, firefighters were alerted to a fire at the Home Depot in the 4700 block of Cherry Hill Road.

Firefighters arrived to find a pallet of corn stalks, leftover Halloween decorations, were on fire. The corn stalks were being stored underneath an overhang on the stores front exterior. Fortunately, the buildings sprinkler system activated and contained the fire until the fire departments arrival. Firefighters completed the extinguisment and ensured the fire had not extend into the overhang.

The fire caused an estimated loss of $1,500.  No injuries were reported.  Fire Investigators are searching for the cause of the fire. The attached photo illustrates damage to the wall and underside of the overhang. You can also see the piping for the sprinklers that activated and succesfully limited any fire extension.

Mark Brady
PGFD PIO





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