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Officials Extinguish 2 Vehicle Fires, Smoldering Pot Left on Stove

No one was injured in these recent, minor fires.

Upper Providence Township Police and Rose Tree Fire Co. responded to two vehicle fires and an apartment fire recently. No one was injured in any of the fires. 

Officials responded to the Route 1 off ramp near State Road at about 9:36 p.m. on Jan. 14 for a Kia Optima that was on fire, according to Upper Providence Township Police. 

The driver of the Kia told police he saw the engine light come on when he was traveling on I-476 and he exited onto Rt. 1 and then noticed smoke coming from his engine, according to police. 

The driver exited the highway and the vehicle burst into flames, according to police. 

Rose Tree Fire Co. and Broomal Fire Co. responded to the scene and extinguished the fire, according to police. 

A Ford F550 dump truck had a small engine fire at about 7:26 a.m. on Jan. 3 at Rosetree Village on Sycamore Mills Road, according to police. 

The driver told police he was plowing snow for the township when he noticed smoke coming from the engine area, according to police. 

Rose Tree Fire Co. Chief Robert Brown Jr. told police the fire appeared to ignite as a result of excessive oil leaking on the engine, according to police. 

The fire was extinguished and the vehicle was later towed from the scene. 

On Jan. 12, officials responded to a fire at the Rose Tree Crossing Apartments on the 1200 block of N. Providence Road, according to police. 

Smoke was coming from an apartment in the "F" building and the fire alarm was sounded to evacuated the building, according to police. 

The homeowner arrived and opened the apartment to door where officials found a smoldering pot on the stove, according to police. 

The homeowner told police he thought he had turned the stove off but was unsure due to the fact the numbers on the knobs are worn off, according to police. 

All of the apartment building residents were permitted to return home, according to police. 

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