060799 : At 2337 hours Box 213, 14th & Muhlenberg streets was transmitted for a garage fire in the rear of the 1400 block of Perkiomen Ave. E13,5,1 Sn1, R1, Med4 & C5 responded. Companies arrived and reported a row of 6, 1 story garages with smoke shwoing from at least 3. Lines were deployed and the fire was brought under control in 15 minutes. Damage to the 3 garages was estimated at $14,000 and the cause has been labeled suspicious.
060899 : At 1914 hours Box 625, 13th & Robeson streets was transmitted for a reported dwelling fire at 1014 Birch street. E9,11,1, L3,R1,Med5, and C2 & C9 responded.Companies arrived to find a fire in an enclosed addition in the rear of the 2&1/2 story MOR dwelling. The fire spread to 2 adjoining dwellings at 1012 & 1016 Birch street. The fire was brought under control in 20 minutes and caused $15,000 damage to the 3 buildings. The fire was started by a 6 year-old playing with a lighter.
060999 : At 1437 hours Box 352, 6th & Buttonwood streets was transmitted for a dwelling fire at 530 Buttonwood street. E8,1,11, L2,L1,R1,Med9,C1 & C9 responded. Companies arrived to find heavy fire showing from the 2nd floor of a 3 story EOR and spreading into exposure 2 at 532 Buttonwood street. All companies went into service. Due to high temperatures & humidity E5 was special called at 1456 hours for relief. The fire was placed under control at 1522. Damage was estimated at $30,000 and the cause is under investigation.
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