Vehicle Fire Spreads Into Garage
By JASON BATZ, Correspondent | July 30, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA
Story No. 073120114
Photo by Justin AukerFirefighters from Engine 9 stretch a hose line down the 800 block of Market Place to attack this well-involved pickup truck. The fire extended into an adjacent garage and fence.
Reading, PA - On the evening of July 30th firefighters on the "D" platoon were alerted for a fire in the 800 block of North 10th Street. Companies began turning-out around 8 p.m. when a dark column of smoke was observed from several blocks away. Engine 9 arrived at Douglass and Market Place with a well-involved pickup truck burning close to a garage. Crews stretched a hose line down the street and hit the fire as it was spreading into the garage. The fire was placed under control about 15 minutes later while the roof and facade of the garage was overhauled. No injuries were reported, the Fire Marshal's Office is investigating. Deputy Chief Mike Glore (Car 9) was in command.
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