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Multiple Vehicles Burn & Threaten House in Southeast Reading

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

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.

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