Heartbreaking Aftermath as Explosion Destroys Neighbors Homes Tuesday, November 28, 2006 An elderly New Castle woman broke down in tears as she returned from Atlantic City to find her home on Franklin Avenue destroyed in Monday’s explosion on the city’s East Side. 85-year old Catherine Frengel lived in the two-story house next to the one at 833 Franklin where a gas leak ignited causing a powerful explosion. Titan Radio’s Danielle Adams has her story in a video report from the scene. Investigators say the gas leak was intentionally set. Police suspect the man living next to Frengel tried to commit suicide. Meanwhile Frengel says she’s doesn’t know what she’s going to do now that her home since 1970 is gone. “I don’t have riches. I just thought I was gonna live there for the rest of my life,” said Frengel. “I’m 85 years old, my husband’s 77. What can we do?” Frengel says the Red Cross has given her and her husband money to stay at a nearby motel. She wandered the scene of the explosion with her husband today hoping to locate an insurance agent. She tells Titan Radio News she went to Atlantic City as a last minute getaway after the Thanksgiving holiday. She wonders what might have happened if they would have stayed home. “It’s a miracle. We’re so lucky we weren’t home,” Frengel said. “I would have been in the kitchen and that’s the part of the house that burned.” New Castle’s fire chief says at least 20 homes suffered damage from the blast. Some of the closer homes were …
I am very poor and I rent houses for a living. One of my only good renters called to say that his house was burning down. It started at the neighbors house and then moved to ours causing extensive damage to the roof siding and interior from the firefighters and water. I have no insurance because I couldn’t afford it so I am wondering if the neighbors insurance will cover the damages since it started at his house. We also think it may have been arson and we want to know if this will affect who pays it.
He promised me he would fix this last year but he lied. He’s been claiming that his car is with his mom’s house in North Carolina, when really its here in NY where he lives and he’s been driving it to and from his job every weekday for years like this. It raises all of our rates when people do this- plus he likes to speed and we’re afraid he’ll bump into one of our cars one of these days and he won’t have the proper insurance. Is there a way I can report him so he’s forced to get legal coverage? I don’t know the name of his car insurance company so I can’t just call them up and tell them.
LT- You’re not fooling anyone honey- You’re a little kid who’s obviously never driven a car before. Otherwise you would know that you can tell by looking at someone’s license plates if they are registered out of state or not. Please go back to answering questions about justin beiber and leave the adult questions alone.
UPDATE: GOAL ACCOMPLISHED! You did it!!!!!! IN ONLY 14 HOURS! DONATION CLOSED MISSION ACCOMPLISHED THANK YOU:-) We surpassed our goal of $375 for his Car Insurance and Auto Tag Renewal. The extra will go to ROCKY and CC, they are due for their anual MED check up, tags, ETC. Roland is a chandler (candle maker). We are working on getting him some wax, barrels, heating elements and of course A SOLAR OPTION for sunny days! THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH! Roland was cooking a snack and went outside to cover some of his plants from the frost, the wall caught on fire and his fire extinguisher was old and did not work. Roland is also a chandler (candle maker). All his waxes went up like “a candle” This is the link for the donation. If a “Mission Accomplished banner is on the video, the total for his AUTO tag and AUTO insurance has been reached. This is NOT a tax deductible donation. The Red Cross has given him some clothes and other needed things. My Mom’s club raised $200, we gave money too. We are $375 short of his most needed thing, transportation to get him back to work. NEWS COVERAGE: www.abcactionnews.com