Video of SUV on Fire in Norristown

We happened upon a fire earlier this evening around 7:00 p.m. on Arch Street in Norristown (just down from the former Kennedy-Kenrick High School). According to witnesses, an electrical wire fell and struck a SUV which then caught on fire.

The video starts with a guy who is parked next to the SUV coming out to move his car. The crowd that had gathered to watch the fire yells at him to not do it.

The firefighters got in position to douse the SUV once PECO did what it needed to do to turn the power off. After that the fire was quickly put out.

The fire knocked out power to about 1,200 accounts. It was estimated to be restored by 9:20 p.m., but came back on at 8:30 p.m.