Dogs Rescued During House Fire in Reading
By JASON BATZ, Correspondent | August 09, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA
Story No. 081120100
Photo by Jordan BankertReading Firefighters work their way into this dwelling fire at 518 North 11th Street. Crews located several dogs, brought them out, and provided lifesaving care during the incident. No one was home at the time of the fire.
Reading, PA - On the afternoon of Sunday, August 9th firefighters were alerted for a house fire at 518 North 11th Street. Chief Glore (Car 9) arrived at a 2½ story middle-of-the-row with smoke showing from the first floor. Firefighters from Engine 1 started a hose line stretch while the front door of the dwelling was forced open. The fire was located on the first floor and quickly knocked down. Searches were conducted throughout the dwelling. Several dogs were removed from the structure and required lifesaving measures. The animals were eventually transported to the Berks Animal Emergency and Referral Center for continued care. Chief Stoudt (Car 4) placed the fire under control at 12:32 p.m. There was no fire extension and no other injuries were reported. The Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.
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