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RED BANK: SMALL FIRE EMPTIES SCHOOL


rbps fire 111715The fire occurred in a transformer room, officials said. Below, the affected transformer. 
(Photo above by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

rbps transformer 111715Students at the Red Bank Primary School got a real-life lesson in responding to fire alarms Tuesday when a small transformer fire prompted an evacuation.

No injuries occurred during the incident, in which accumulated dust atop a transformer appeared to cause a wire to burn, Deputy Fire Chief Pete DeFazio told redbankgreen.

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ELECTRICAL FAILURE SMOKES OUT FEMME

A cleaning crew and electricians were at work at Femme By Ashley Monday afternoon after all the merchandise and drapery had been removed. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

After just five weeks in business, Femme by Ashley, the Red Bank lingerie and swimwear store owned by former tabloid queen Ashley DuPre, was closed this weekend as a result of a small electrical fire.

A transformer connected to the lighting system malfunctioned last Thursday morning, Dupr√©’s boyfriend, T.J. Earle, tells redbankgreen.

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LIGHTS OUT

wharf-wire-110811A police officer directs traffic at Broad Street and East Front Street Tuesday morning.(Photo by Peter Lindner. Click to enlarge)

A blown transformer on Wharf Avenue in Red Bank knocked out power to nearby traffic lights Tuesday morning.

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TRANSFORMER BLOWS IN LITTLE SILVER

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white-rd-062311-1A brief, strong storm that blew through the Green prompted an emergency response on White Road in Little Silver Thursday afternoon. Though fire officials were not immediately available for comment, a neighbor said it appeared that lightning sheared a tree, above, and struck nearby wires, causing a transformer on White to explode, sending debris up to fifty yards away. No injuries were reported, and the road was reopened after a brief shutdown. (Photos courtesy of Eric Flaherty; click to enlarge)