7/1/99 1744hrs. Reading,Pa.
Box 242 11th & Cotton was transmitted by communications for a reported fire in the 500 block of Maple St. southeast.Engine Co.'s 13-1-5 Ladder 1, Snorkel 1,Rescue 1 ,EMS Cars 3,6,7 responded.Communications reported on dispatch that they were receiving
numerous phone calls and the report of civilians trapped. Eng. 13 and car 7 arrived and reported heavy fire showing from a 2 story m.o.r dwelling. Car 7 requested a 2nd alarm after fire was extending to expousre 2 & 4 bringing Eng.s 3-9 ,Lad.3, Cars 1 & 5.
Fire was knocked down and primary searches revealed 2 victims on the fire floor.2nd alarm co's contained the fire in exposure 2 & 4. 2 firefighters sustained injuries and were transported to a local hospital. Fire was put under control at 1929 hrs.