1ST Responder Newspaper - PA
House fire in Spring Township Spring Township, Berks County firefighters quickly responded to a working house fire at 502 Kutz Street on April 24th. The fire, which started in the garage and quickly spread throughout the house, injured a man. Firefighters had the blaze under control in one hour with the help of Western Berks, Shillington, West Reading and Wyomissing Fire Departments. The injured man was taken to a local hospital.
Firefighters from Ladder 1 ready their ladder pipe at this warehouse fire in the 600 block of Arlington Street in Reading.
Warehouse destroyed during three alarm fire in Reading Reading, PA. The Berks County Communications Center received a single phone call from the Prizer Stove Company warehouse reporting a furnace fire. The caller advised workers attempted to fight a fire, but were unsuccessful. A box alarm was transmitted at 2:34 p.m. for 600 Arlington Street. With half of the department at a hazmat drill, units from Kenhorst and West Reading were dispatched. Chief Lessar (C6) arrived with Engine 5 at a 50x200 single story warehouse more than 25% involved in fire. A defensive attack was ordered, with companies to place
JUMP TO FILE #042616102 master streams in service. With the fire rapidly spreading, Chief Lessar requested a second alarm. Companies surrounded the old commercial building with aerial and ground master streams. Chief Stoudt (C1) arrived at 3:02 p.m. and ordered a third alarm struck for additional manpower and large diameter hose. The fire was contained to the building of origin and was placed under control at 4:25 p.m. Off-duty firefighters were recalled to place reserve apparatus in service. In ad-
dition several suburban units were placed on standby to cover the city. All workers escaped the building unharmed. One firefighter was treated on the scene for minor injuries. A few companies remained on scene for an extended period of time to assist the Fire Marshal's Office. Damage was estimated at several million dollars. The facility was the scene of a previous fire 32 years ago when it burned on April 21, 1984. Companies from West Reading, Kenhorst, Mount Penn, Shillington, Spring Township, and Wyomissing assisted. - JASON BATZ
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Friday night vehicle fire Doylestown Fire Company was dispatched for a vehicle fire in the parking lot of Doylestown Hospital at 595 W. State St. on April 23 at 6:45 p.m. Engine 19-1's crew pulled the bumper line, led by Deputy 19 Mike Wood and Battalion 79 Denny Loux, with firefighter Steve Lee backing up. Damage was limited to the truck, which was totaled.
W M Cameron Engine Company of Lewisburg still runs a 1976 Mack/4 Guys 1000/3000 tanker.