Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Art 4 Homes

I noticed little green house-shaped flyers on retail counters recently. A group of people are putting together a party to benefit the fire victims on Ninth Avenue in Bethlehem, whose homes face/faced the park where the Bethlehem Rose Garden is located.

The flyer proclaims "Music, Art, Buskers, Workshops & More!" I hope that one of the workshops is on fire safety... seriously, we can all use a refresher. This fire started because one guy was grilling on his deck on a warm spring evening. It destroyed one duplex (two homes), damaged four other homes, and injured seven firefighters.

From the Express-Times story: "...Flames from a gas grill...compromised the hose to the propane tank, which exploded. The fire spread quickly across the wooden porch and also caused several other nearby propane cylinders to explode."

Best wishes to all of the families affected by the fire. The benefit will be held July 18, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

1 comment:

  1. I hadn't read about that, how sad! And dangerous...grilling on a wood deck, ahhh!