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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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THE AXEMAN COMETH

An unidentified axe-wielding man, one of two on the scene, chops away at a tree that fell across Harding Road just east of Spring Street in a thunderstorm that blew through the Green Thursday evening. (Click to enlarge)

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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