Heating pad causes fire
BERWYN — A microwaveable heating pad is believed to be the cause of a porch fire in the 3700 block of South East Avenue at 9:42 a.m. March 6, according to police reports.
A resident said the heating pad began to smoke while it was in the microwave and he brought it outside on the porch. A teacher at Pershing School called 911 after she looked out the widow and saw smoke and flames on the porch.
The resident extinguished the fire before firefighters arrived.
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