Multiple Vehicles Burn & Threaten House in Southeast Reading
Photo by Tom English A heavy column of smoke could be seen as multiple vehicles burned in a lot.
Photo by Wilson CastilloMultiple companies operated at this incident as the vehicles burning were reported to be threatening a house.
Photo by Wilson CastilloFirefighters mop up some hot spots after multiple vehicles caught fire.
At 15:48 hours Berks DES filled out Box 602 for a car on fire reported to be 5 feet from a house at 940 Bingaman St. While en route companies were advised of several cars on fire with multiple explosions. Car 7 Arrived with Engine 5 to find a working vehicle fire with unknown extension to any structures. A 1 3/4” handline was stretched into the lot where they found a car on fire extending to multiple adjacent vehicles. While no extension was found to any structures overhead power lines also became involved and Met-Ed was requested out to the scene. The fire was quickly knocked down and placed control at 16:02 hours. A total of three vehicles were involved. First due companies cleared the scene approximately one hour after they arrived as the incident was turned over to the Fire Marshal’s Office for Investigation.