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Reading Firefighters Respond to Third Floor Fire

By JASON BATZ, Correspondent | December 30, 2020 | PENNSYLVANIA

Story No. 123120105

Reading, PA - Shortly after 3:00 P.M. on December 30, 2020 firefighters in Reading were dispatched to 107 S 5th Street for reports of fire in a building, with a possible occupant trapped on the third floor.

Engine 3 had smoke showing from the eaves as well as the third floor upon arrival and advised Car 3 that they were stretching a line. Tower 1 had initiated search, located a fire on the third floor in the front bedroom, and reported occupants were that stating everyone was out. Car 3 declared a working fire on the third 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 Fire Marshal's Office to be notified. No injuries were reported.

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