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Upper Providence home damaged by fire

The fire reportedly began outdoors at an electrical transformer and spread to the residence.

An Upper Providence home was damaged by a reported transformer fire that spread to the residence early Monday morning.

The fire in the house at 117 Old State Road was reported shortly before 3:30 a.m. by a PECO employee in the vicinity, according to Sean Perry, Deputy Director of Public Safety Communications and Technology with the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety. Heavy thunderstorms moved through the area on Sunday night into Monday morning.

George Gilliano, assistant engineer with Friendship Fire Company of Royersford, said the fire spread from the basement of the home up to the first floor. Gilliano said he was not present at the scene and described the situation as he understood it from other members of the department.

It was not immediately clear whether the home was habitable.

A van and workers from a cleaning and restoration service were visible at the residence on Monday afternoon. Large portions of the roof were covered by waterproof tarps.

Patch will update this story with more information as we obtain it.

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