An electrical short caused sparks in the walls of Penhold house Saturday night. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Electrical short injures one person in Penhold

Penhold Fire Department respond

An electrical short that caused sparks in the walls of Penhold house injured one person Saturday night.

Penhold Fire Department said at about 9:50 p.m. crews were called to a house on Newton Drive where an appliance in the upstairs suite started leaking water which seeped through the floor and walls and into the basement suite shorting out some circuits.

Occupants could hear sparking in the walls, and one person received an electrical shock and was treated by EMS on scene.

Firefighters shut off the power, and with the help of public works, isolated the water leak.

The cost of damage was estimated at $2,000.

Both suites could not be used that night and arrangements were made to accommodate tenants elsewhere.



News tips

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Red Deer teacher contracts condemning same-sex relationships ‘not acceptable’

Eggen says Red Deer Catholic Schools assured him they no longer have employees sign the form

Second-degree murder trial on hold until January

Jury not back until Jan. 7 for 2015 stabbing death trial while lawyers argue evidence issues

Hospitalizations jump in Red Deer due to opioid poisonings

Small city hospitals impacted more by opioid crisis

Stray dog spotted in one Red Deer neighbourhood, could be missing for 1 year

Red Deerians asked not to feed this german shepard

WATCH: CP Holiday Train rolls into Lacombe

Kelly Prescott performed for hundreds of Central Albertans

Trump comments upend U.S. approach to Huawei, trade talks

WASHINGTON — The United States and China have taken pains this week… Continue reading

WATCH: CP Holiday Train rolls into Lacombe

Kelly Prescott performed for hundreds of Central Albertans

Dumba scores twice, Wild rout Canadiens 7-1

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Reeling and banged up, the Minnesota Wild were… Continue reading

Coach Hunter wants up-tempo Team Canada as world junior squad hits ice

COLWOOD, B.C. — Team Canada coach Tim Hunter says the team that… Continue reading

Study finds female-led films outperform male ones

NEW YORK — A study organized by Time’s Up, the organization formed… Continue reading

Price Is Right contestant wins winter trip to Winnipeg, Churchill

WINNIPEG — Who wants to visit Winnipeg in the dead of winter?… Continue reading

CBC Gem streaming service to launch exclusive content, partners with Wattpad

TORONTO — The CBC has launched a new streaming service featuring live… Continue reading

‘Part of the solution:’ Alberta seeks proposals to build new refinery

EDMONTON — Alberta is looking for someone to build a new oil… Continue reading

Most Read