Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Are we scared yet?

Hi ya'll I'm from Coatesville Pa. To be more precise, I live about 5 minutes from Coatesville Pa. Where and what is Coateville Pa. Well you must not be keeping up with the news lately. Here is the latest.

Lights distributed to deter arsonists in Coatesville, Pa.
by Associated Press
Tuesday February 03, 2009, 5:28 PM

A Philadelphia suburb plagued by arsons is giving away free motion-activated lights in an effort to thwart the fire-setting.
Firefighters in Coatesville have battled 15 arsons so far in 2009, including one that gutted 15 townhouses and left more than 50 people homeless.
In response, City Hall gave special lights to about 200 residents Monday, and plan to distrubte another 800 on Thursday morning, Coatesville spokeswoman Kristin Geiger said.

Authorities in Coatesville have warned residents they must clear porches of flammable materials. A trash task force is slated to help residents clean up on Wednesday.
The city has also banned parking on more than a dozen streets to improve emergency access.

That's right 15. That doesn't include the fires now being set in neighboring communities like mine.

Now my house is mostly stone but I have taken in and down everything that I can that is flammable.

Other than that, it's a great place to live.


Tova Darling said...

That is so terrible! What is wrong with people??

Dr Zibbs said...

I think everyone should be given a cowbell and people walk around in shifts ringing the cowbells and...

No that's dumb.

Gwen said...

Dude! That is weird and sucks. Stay safe!

diane said...

In my feverish little brain, I can't help wondering if the government is somehow involved in the fires, so they can start implementing marshal law. Has anyone noticed how many prisons have been built in the past few years?