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Truck Garage Blaze Quelled in Weisenberg Twp.

By KEN SNYDER, Correspondent | February 16, 2021 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 022221103

Weisenberg Twp., PA - On February 16th at 1:25 P.M., Lehigh County 911 Center dispatched Weisenberg, Fogelsville and Trexlertown fire companies to a reported roof fire located at 9883 Old Rt.22 in Weisenberg Township. Berks County also dispatched the Kutztown Fire Company to the scene.

On arrival, Weisenberg command reported heavy fire at the end of a long multi-bay garage with flames through the roof. First due Fogelsville engine laid a supply line from a Rt. 22 hydrant up a long driveway while Weisenberg's quint concentrated on the roof fire.

Inside the garage was a fully involved truck fire causing extension to the wall and roof. A request for more tankers and two additional engines with manpower was made by Weisenberg command. Fortunately, a quick knockdown was to be had.

The burnt truck was a total loss and there was heavy damage to that part of the garage. Companies remained on scene until about mid-afternoon.

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