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Minor electrical short circuit at church leads to some power outages in Middletown

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

717-944-4628
Posted 7/5/18

An electrical short circuit led to firefighters being called out to Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church at Spruce and Emaus streets in Middletown at about 3 p.m. Thursday, July 5.

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Minor electrical short circuit at church leads to some power outages in Middletown

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An electrical short circuit led to firefighters being called out to Calvary Orthodox Presbyterian Church at Spruce and Emaus streets in Middletown at about 3 p.m. Thursday, July 5.

The short circuit caused electricity to travel a path from just below the roof of the church on the Emaus Street side down to the ground. Black burn marks were evident along a downspout just above the ground.

Firefighters removed some fascia to try and determine what caused the short circuit. The borough also shut off electricity to the church while firefighters were at the scene, which caused other brief outages in the borough. No damage was reported to the inside of the church.

The cause of the electrical short circuit had not been determined, said borough Police spokesman Officer Mark Laudenslager.