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Reading Firefighters Respond to 3rd Floor Fire

By JASON BATZ, Correspondent | December 31, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 123120105

Reading, PA- Shortly after 3:00 pm on December 30th, firefighters in Reading were dispatched to 107 S 5th Street for reports of fire in a building with a possible occupant trapped on the 3rd floor. Engine 3 had smoke showing from the eves as well as the 3rd floor upon arrival and advised Car 3 they were stretching a line. Tower 1 had initiated search, located a fire on the 3rd floor in the front bedroom, and reported occupants were stating everyone was out. Car 3 declared a working fire on the 3rd floor of a row home and established command. Crews rapidly extinguished the fire, containing it to the room of origin. Tower 1 and Rescue 1 crews completed searches throughout the fire building and reported it clear of occupants. Command placed the fire under control with overhaul and requested the Office of Fire Marshal be notified. No injuries were reported.

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